History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Lunnasting, Lunna, Gothick Cottage

A Category B Listed Building in Shetland North, Shetland Islands

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392114

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45276

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Nesting

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland North

Parish: Nesting

Traditional County: Shetland

Find accommodation in


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.

Statement of Interest

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.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.