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Camb, Seafield Pier, Including Sea Wall and Noosts

A Category C Listed Building in North Isles, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.6104 / 60°36'37"N

Longitude: -1.0686 / 1°4'7"W

OS Eastings: 451089

OS Northings: 1192250

OS Grid: HU510922

Mapcode National: GBR R0QP.LZ4

Mapcode Global: XHF7V.HKSS

Entry Name: Camb, Seafield Pier, Including Sea Wall and Noosts

Listing Date: 30 March 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392175

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45316

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Yell

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Parish: Yell

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Description

Earlier 19th century. Coursed rubble pier with (modern) concrete carriageway, and stone steps set into W side close to S end. Random rubble retaining walls extending along shore to E and W, with boat noosts to E end, and ruined remains of outbuilding to W.

Statement of Interest

B Group with Seafield and Rooms O Seafield (see separate listings). Seafield was probably built by Charles Ogilvy, owner of the Shetland Banking Company, and bears the same name as his villa to the south of Lerwick. Seafield was the Yell base of Hay & Ogilvy of Lerwick, which collapsed in 1842 due to decline in the herring boom and damage to their fishing fleet in a gale. The collapse resulted in the establishment of Hay & Co in 1844. Seafield Pier is an essential part of this historic group on the shorefront opposite Mid Yell.

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