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Whalsay, Symbister, Skeo

A Category C Listed Building in North Isles, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.3411 / 60°20'28"N

Longitude: -1.0255 / 1°1'31"W

OS Eastings: 453894

OS Northings: 1162296

OS Grid: HU538622

Mapcode National: GBR R1TD.NQK

Mapcode Global: XHF97.2BCP

Entry Name: Whalsay, Symbister, Skeo

Listing Date: 30 March 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392126

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45284

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Nesting

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

Later 19th century. Symmetrical former fish store of random rubble granite with long and short granite dressings; modern 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber doors in cement-rendered S gable, 8 slit ventilators (in 2 tiers of 4) to each side; rubble-infilled segmental-arched doorway in N (seaward) gable. Corrugated-iron roof.

Statement of Interest

Although the cement render and doors of the S gable are modern, this is a rare example of a large commercial skeo which is an essential element of the harbourside.

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