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Lunnasting, Lunna, West Gates, Including Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Shetland North, Shetland Islands

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Latitude: 60.4035 / 60°24'12"N

Longitude: -1.1203 / 1°7'13"W

OS Eastings: 448567

OS Northings: 1169172

OS Grid: HU485691

Mapcode National: GBR R1L7.M8T

Mapcode Global: XHF8S.TRRV

Entry Name: Lunnasting, Lunna, West Gates, Including Walls

Listing Date: 30 March 1998

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392120

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45280

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Nesting

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland North

Parish: Nesting

Traditional County: Shetland

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Earlier 19th century. Symmetrical set of paired gatepiers flanking gateway to SW avenue. Lime-harl-pointed rubble walls and piers with droved sandstone ashlar margins. Inner gatepiers of triangular plan with curved faces to W, margins at opening with remains of iron hinge-pins, and beach-stone finials. Rubble walls (curving forward to W) flanking inner piers, and connecting to outer piers of rhomboid plan with matching beach-stone finials; symmetrically-disposed cantilevered steps to each side of link walls. Drystone walls gently curving W to meet with road to N and kirkyard to S.

Statement of Interest

A Group with Lunna House, Fishing Booth, Folly, Former Schoolhouse, Gothick Cottage, Lunna Harbour, St Margaret's Kirk, Steading, and Walled Garden. Sited on axis with Lunna House and the folly, these gatepiers are of a remarkably sophisticated and intricate design. They are an essential part of Shetland's best historic designed landscape, and mark the foot of the old approach to Lunna House, as well as forming a focus to an ancient religious site adjacent to the W.

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