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Mid Yell, Linkshouse

A Category C Listed Building in North Isles, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Mid Yell, Linkshouse

Listing Date: 7 January 1992

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353216

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18986

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Yell

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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