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Mid Yell, Haa of Gardie, Including Ancillary Structures and Walls

A Category C Listed Building in North Isles, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.6033 / 60°36'11"N

Longitude: -1.0732 / 1°4'23"W

OS Eastings: 450850

OS Northings: 1191454

OS Grid: HU508914

Mapcode National: GBR R0PQ.BVP

Mapcode Global: XHF7V.FRY7

Entry Name: Mid Yell, Haa of Gardie, Including Ancillary Structures and Walls

Listing Date: 30 March 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392181

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45322

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Yell

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Parish: Yell

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

Early 19th century. Former laird's house comprising 2-storey 3-bay near-symmetrical house of rectangular plan, with single storey 2-bay outbuilding to E, and single storey barn to W, adjoining NW corner of house. Random rubble walls.

HOUSE: near-symmetrical S elevation with centre bay off-set slightly to left, entrance door at ground in centre bay, windows in flanking bays, regular fenestration at 1st floor. 2-bay E gable with windows at ground and 1st floor in left bay only. Door off-set to right of centre at rear elevation, single window centred at 1st floor. Blank W gable.

E OUTBUILDING: S elevation, window to right of centre and door to outer left. Small window to left in E gable.

BARN: gabled, with door centring E gable, and to right of centre at S elevation.

Corrugated-iron roof to house and tarred roof to barn, with concrete skew-copes. Harled gablehead stacks to house with concrete copes and circular cans. E outbuilding roofless, with rubble stone-coped stack to E gable.

GARDEN WALLS: drystone walls enclosing garden centred to S of house, and extending from outbuildings to E and W to enclose fields.

Statement of Interest

Haa of Gardie was once the home of Laurence Williamson, a Shetland historian and genealogist. Although currently partly derelict (1998), it still forms a historic focus to the north-west end of Mid Yell.

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