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Scalloway, Main Street and Ladysmith Road, Norway House

A Category C Listed Building in Shetland Central, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.137 / 60°8'13"N

Longitude: -1.2824 / 1°16'56"W

OS Eastings: 439961

OS Northings: 1139378

OS Grid: HU399393

Mapcode National: GBR R15Y.C38

Mapcode Global: XHD3B.QG1P

Entry Name: Scalloway, Main Street and Ladysmith Road, Norway House

Listing Date: 28 July 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394668

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47301

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tingwall

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland Central

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

Early 20th century. 2-storey and attic 8 x 2-bay former sail loft on site sloping to S. Harled lower storey with corrugated-iron clad timber-framed superstructure above.

S (MAIN STREET) GABLE: modern sliding door offset to right of centre at ground and flanked by 3 and 2-pane timber fixed lights to left and right respectively. Bipartite windows to left and right at 1st floor, large and small window respectively to left and right of centre in gablehead.

W (LADYSMITH ROAD) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical, narrow window only to outer right at ground, regularly-fenestrated upper floor.

N GABLE: corrugated iron cladding to gablehead over modernised harled wall.

6-pane windows with top hoppers and timber surrounds and cills at 1st floor. Fishscale pattern felt tile roof with platform ridge.

Statement of Interest

This building is a rare survivor of the herring boom period at the turn of the 19th century, but is also historically significant as it was used to house Norwegian sailors during the operation of the 'Shetland Bus'. The success of the operation had resulted in a move from Lunna to Scalloway so that Norwegian vessels could be repaired and serviced there.

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