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Latitude: 60.4022 / 60°24'7"N
Longitude: -1.1225 / 1°7'20"W
OS Eastings: 448451
OS Northings: 1169019
OS Grid: HU484690
Mapcode National: GBR R1L7.L9G
Mapcode Global: XHF8S.SSWX
Entry Name: Lunnasting, Lunna, Gothick Cottage
Listing Date: 30 March 1998
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 392114
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45276
Building Class: Cultural
County: Shetland Islands
Electoral Ward: Shetland North
Traditional County: Shetland
Earlier 19th century. Cottage comprising single storey and attic 1 x 2-bay principal block with symmetrical Gothick show-front to NW gable, and single storey 2-bay wing adjoining SW gable. Harl-pointed rubble and drystone walls.
NE (PRINCIPAL) GABLE: symmetrical, base course, blind window centred at ground, pointed-arched blind window centred above and rising into gablehead; buttress-like walls flanking gable with blind windows matching centre at ground, and terminated by square piers with bracketted copes (matching skewputts) to outer left and right.
SE ELEVATION: single window to principal block offset to left of centre; wing recessed at left with door in bay to right and window in bay to left.
SW GABLE: blank, with small rubble buttress at corner to right.
NW ELEVATION: door in bay to left, and small infilled window in bay to right, of principal block; rubble-infilled door centring wing elevation recessed to right.
Stone slabs with inscribed glazing bars to blind windows in NE gable.
Low 2-flue gablehead stacks to SW gables; rubble skew-copes with bracketted ashlar skewputts to NE gable.
INTERIOR: fireplaces to each floor in SW gable of principal block; timber surround surviving at attic. Fireplaces with raised hearths in E and W corners of wing.
A Group with Lunna House, Fishing Booth, Folly, Former Schoolhouse, Lunna Harbour, St Margaret's Kirk, Steading, Walled Garden, and West Gates. The small rooms suggest this building simply functioned as a cottage but was sited on axis with Lunna House and the folly so that its NW gable would perhaps give the appearance of a small chapel. Forming a focus beyond the west gates and an ancient religious site, this building is an essential part of Shetland's best historic designed landscape.
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