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Nesbister Point, Bod of Nesbister, Including Steps

A Category C Listed Building in Shetland West, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.1866 / 60°11'11"N

Longitude: -1.2901 / 1°17'24"W

OS Eastings: 439474

OS Northings: 1144898

OS Grid: HU394448

Mapcode National: GBR R15T.7K7

Mapcode Global: XHD34.L7Y4

Entry Name: Nesbister Point, Bod of Nesbister, Including Steps

Listing Date: 28 July 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394661

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47294

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tingwall

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland West

Parish: Tingwall

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

1844. Single storey and loft 3-bay former fishing booth. Random rubble walls with stugged sandstone dressings. 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber doors fronted by boarded shutters centring E elevation, single small window in bay to left. Rubble forestair to N gable accessing boarded timber door rising into gablehead. Blank E and S elevations.

Plate glass fixed light to window; felt tiles and concrete skew-copes to roof with Velux rooflights; single-flue gablehead stack to S.

STEPS: roughly hewn stone slab steps rising from beach to entrance door and to rear of forestair.

Statement of Interest

This bod was set up by Hay & Co in 1844. It was built on a rocky outcrop at the end of a beach on which fish were dried prior to export. Being situated on a rocky point jutting into the water, this diminutive building is a prominent landmark in Whiteness Voe.

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