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Latitude: 60.5976 / 60°35'51"N
Longitude: -1.0588 / 1°3'31"W
OS Eastings: 451646
OS Northings: 1190833
OS Grid: HU516908
Mapcode National: GBR R0QQ.RFY
Mapcode Global: XHF7V.MWRL
Plus Code: 9CGWHWXR+2F
Entry Name: Linkshouse, Mid Yell, Yell
Listing Name: Mid Yell, Linkshouse
Listing Date: 7 January 1992
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353216
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18986
Building Class: Cultural
County: Shetland Islands
Electoral Ward: North Isles
Traditional County: Shetland
1770. 2-storey and attic 3-bay near-symmetrical former merchant's house of rectangular plan. Harled rubble walls.
N (SEAWARD) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical, door offset to left of centre at ground, blank in flanking bays, regular fenestration at 1st floor.
W GABLE: asymmetrical 2-bay gable with windows at 1st floor and attic in bay to left only.
S ELEVATION: door offset to right of centre at ground, raggle of former gabled porch above; windows in flanking bays, windows at 1st floor in bays to centre and left only.
E GABLE: single window to left at 1st floor.
Harled stacks and concrete skew-copes to gables.
Linkshouse is currently (1997) roofless with windows and doors boarded up due to a fire in the early 1990s. It is likely that the S elevation was the front of the house, and that (like the Bod of Gremista and Gardiesting) the ground floor was used for storage and trading, accounting for the lack of windows on the N elevation. Its unusual fenestration and pier-head position make it an interesting and historic focus to Mid Yell.
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