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Scalloway, Main Street and Westshore, Prince Olav Slipway

A Category C Listed Building in Shetland Central, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.1368 / 60°8'12"N

Longitude: -1.2812 / 1°16'52"W

OS Eastings: 440029

OS Northings: 1139363

OS Grid: HU400393

Mapcode National: GBR R15Y.KLQ

Mapcode Global: XHD3B.QGJS

Entry Name: Scalloway, Main Street and Westshore, Prince Olav Slipway

Listing Date: 28 July 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394669

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47302

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tingwall

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland Central

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

Early 19th century, with alterations of circa 1940. Single storey over laigh floor former fishing booth with later boatyard conversion including slipway. Harl-pointed rubble S wall and gables, rendered and painted N elevation.

N (MAIN STREET) ELEVATION: asymmetrical, laigh floor concealed below road level, 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber door to left of centre, wide service door to right, 8-pane hoppered timber window in bay to outer left, 9-pane fixed light in bay to outer right.

E GABLE: blank.

S (SEAWARD) ELEVATION: asymmetrical 4-bay elevation (grouped 1-2-1). Irregular arrangement of windows and vertically-boarded timber doors to laigh floor, 3-pane timber fixed-lights in each bay at upper floor.

W GABLE: blank, except for single door to right at laigh floor.

Purple-grey slate roof, cement-rendered gablehead stacks with concrete copes and circular cans flanked by concrete skew-copes.

Statement of Interest

The success of the 'Shetland Bus' operation had resulted in a move from Lunna to Scalloway so that Norwegian vessels could be repaired and serviced there. A granite plaque on the west gable commemorates a visit by the Crown Prince of Norway on the 14th of October 1942, to which is affixed a brass plaque reading "In memory of Leif Andreas "Shetland" Larsen and all concerned with the Shetland Bus".

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