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Lunnasting, Lunna, Fishing Booth, Including Drying Beach

A Category B Listed Building in Shetland North, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.4024 / 60°24'8"N

Longitude: -1.1187 / 1°7'7"W

OS Eastings: 448659

OS Northings: 1169052

OS Grid: HU486690

Mapcode National: GBR R1L7.N1N

Mapcode Global: XHF8S.VSFP

Entry Name: Lunnasting, Lunna, Fishing Booth, Including Drying Beach

Listing Date: 30 March 1998

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392111

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45273

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Nesting

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland North

Parish: Nesting

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

Mid 18th century. Single storey and attic, 3-bay symmetrical former trading booth with gabled wing centred to rear forming T-plan. Harl-pointed rubble walls.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical, wide doorway in centre bay, with narrower and lower doorways in flanking bays.

W ELEVATION: gable end of principal range advanced at right with small square window to right in gablehead; stone forestair in re-entrant angle with rear wing at left; slit ventilator to left.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: gable of rear wing advanced at centre; slit ventilator centred at ground, pair of smaller ventilators in gablehead flanking centre; forestairs flanking wing and accessing doorways in re-entrant angles to right and left.

E ELEVATION: mirrored image of W elevation, but with gable advanced at left blank.

Rubble apex stacks to gables, stone copes and flanked by rubble and concrete skew copes.

Statement of Interest

A Group with Lunna House, Folly, Former Schoolhouse, Gothick Cottage, Lunna Harbour, St Margaret?s Kirk, Steading, Walled Garden, and West Gates. The ground floor of this booth is divided into three chambers, the centre chamber extending back to the gable of the rear wing. The thick walls contain fireplaces in the E and W gables at 1st floor. The drying beach is partly man-made. Although currently (1996) a roofless ruin, this is one of the largest and best preserved of Shetland's fishing booths, and unusual in being T-plan in layout.

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