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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394668
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47301
Building Class: Cultural
County: Shetland Islands
Electoral Ward: Shetland Central
Traditional County: Shetland
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.
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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