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Lunnasting, Lunna, Folly

A Category B Listed Building in Shetland North, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.4011 / 60°24'4"N

Longitude: -1.1247 / 1°7'29"W

OS Eastings: 448328

OS Northings: 1168900

OS Grid: HU483689

Mapcode National: GBR R1K7.Z3Y

Mapcode Global: XHF8S.RTZQ

Entry Name: Lunnasting, Lunna, Folly

Listing Date: 30 March 1998

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392112

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45274

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Nesting

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland North

Parish: Nesting

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

Earlier 19th century. Harl-pointed rubble symmetrical eyecatcher comprising slab-roofed tower of square plan with tall round-arched openings to NE and SW (principal) faces, and round-arched openings with high cills to sides; flanking battlements comprising rubble walls curving forward slightly to NE, and terminated with merlons at wallheads to outer left and right. Battlements continuous as drystone walls extending downhill and terminating at beaches to NW and SE.

Statement of Interest

A Group with Lunna House, Fishing Booth, Former Schoolhouse, Gothick Cottage, Lunna Harbour, St Margaret's Kirk, Steading, Walled Garden, and West Gates. This building forms an eyecatcher that terminates the SW avenue from Lunna House, its presence indicating the status of Lunna in Shetland's past. The drystone walls sweeping down the hillsides and plunging into the sea are a dramatic feature of this prominent landmark which is an essential part of Shetland's best historic designed landscape.

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