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Sand, Haa of Sand Bod, Slipway, and Cottage

A Category B Listed Building in Shetland West, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.2079 / 60°12'28"N

Longitude: -1.3765 / 1°22'35"W

OS Eastings: 434661

OS Northings: 1147227

OS Grid: HU346472

Mapcode National: GBR Q1YR.PYM

Mapcode Global: XHD2X.GPX9

Entry Name: Sand, Haa of Sand Bod, Slipway, and Cottage

Listing Date: 26 March 1997

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391157

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44571

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Sandsting

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland West

Parish: Sandsting

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

18th century. 2-storey 3-bay former trading booth with slipway curving to NE and E from E gable, and cottage adjacent to NW corner.

BOD: near-symmetrical, gabled to E and W, harl-pointed rubble walls with some brick dressings, margined windows and doors.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical, blank at ground in centre bay, wide modern door inserted in bay at left, vertically-boarded timber door in bay at right. 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber doors centred at 1st floor, and in square openings to flanking bays.

E (SEAWARD) GABLE: symmetrical 2-bay gable; low rubble-infilled segmental-headed cart arch centred at ground, rubble-infilled window in each bay at 1st floor.

S

REAR) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; small plate glass fixed-light centred at ground, vertically-boarded timber door in partially-infilled opening centred at 1st floor; graveyard wall (with stone steps in re-entrant angle) adjoining elevation to left of centre, 6-pane fixed- light at ground to outer left.

Corrugated sheet cladding to roof; harl-pointed rubble skews and apex stacks with stone copes and circular cans.

SLIPWAY: random rubble sides, cobbled surface with some large edging slabs surviving.

COTTAGE: single storey 3-bay symmetrical cottage gabled to E and W, piend-roofed porch projecting at centre of S (principal) elevation, modern addition to N (rear). Whitewashed rubble walls, modern glazing and slate roof, stone-coped apex stacks with circular cans.

Statement of Interest

The bod and slipway terminate the vista from the Haa, and are a reminder of the fact that nearly all communication between the Haa and the rest of the islands was by sea. They also form a historically and visually interesting group that frames the entrance to the graveyard and St Mary?s chancel arch. Although partially modernised, the cottage appears to be roughly contemporary with the bod and slipway, and is an essential part of the group.

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