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Latitude: 60.6037 / 60°36'13"N
Longitude: -1.0676 / 1°4'3"W
OS Eastings: 451154
OS Northings: 1191508
OS Grid: HU511915
Mapcode National: GBR R0QQ.7FB
Mapcode Global: XHF7V.JQ5W
Plus Code: 9CGWJW3J+FW
Entry Name: Gardiesting House, Mid Yell, Yell
Listing Name: Mid Yell, Gardiestaing, Including Outbuildings
Listing Date: 30 March 1998
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 392180
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45321
Building Class: Cultural
County: Shetland Islands
Electoral Ward: North Isles
Traditional County: Shetland
Possibly 1645, with later alterations and additions. L-plan group comprising 2-storey and attic, 3-bay haa of rectangular plan with principal elevation overlooking sunken yard to S, 2-storey range of 2 outbuildings adjoining W gable, including late 19th century former shop extending S (bounding W side of yard) and adjoining former bakery building; additional gabled barn in field to SW. Harled walls to house, with droved ashlar and painted margins to windows; harl-pointed rubble walls to W range; random rubble walls to barn.
S ELEVATION: symmetrical, single storey gabled 1920s porch (clad in corrugated sheeting) centred at ground; windows in flanking bays, regular fenestration at 1st floor.
E GABLE: 2-bay gable, blank at ground, deep-set windows in each bay at 1st floor, single attic window to left in gablehead.
N ELEVATION: modern lean-to single storey addition obscuring centre bay, small window adjacent to left, blank at right; windows in centre and left bays at 1st floor, blank in bay to right.
W GABLE: obscured by W range.
W RANGE: SHOP: 2-bay N elevation with 6-pane fixed-light window in bay to left, and 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber door with plate glass fanlight in bay to right. W elevation, 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber and glazed door to right of centre, brick forestair adjacent to right, rising to vertically-boarded timber loft door breaking eaves in cat-slide dormerhead. Single 4-pane timber sash and case window to yard.
BAKERY BUILDING: infilled windows flanking centre of E (yard) elevation; 9-pane fixed-light centring S gable with 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber loft door above; W elevation obscured by corrugated-iron lean-to addition.
Modern glazing to house. Purple-grey slate roof to house and shop, latter piended at NW corner; corrugated sheet cladding to bakery; concrete skew-copes, harled principal gablehead stacks with stone copes and circular cans; harl-pointed rubble stack with cope and circular can to N gable of bakery.
BARN: plain gabled rubble building with entrance door centring N elevation, corrugated-iron roof.
The ground floor of the house reputedly contained a byre to the E (the door in the gable now infilled), and a shop and salt store to the W, with a new shop being built adjoining the W gable in 1896. Although altered since, this remains a fine example of the earlier merchant laird's houses in Shetland, characterised by small windows and the high wallhead containing a garret.
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