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Steading, Veensgarth House, Veensgarth

A Category C Listed Building in Shetland Central, Shetland Islands

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Latitude: 60.1805 / 60°10'49"N

Longitude: -1.2294 / 1°13'45"W

OS Eastings: 442848

OS Northings: 1144262

OS Grid: HU428442

Mapcode National: GBR R19T.Z6Q

Mapcode Global: XHD35.DCLS

Plus Code: 9CGW5QJC+66

Entry Name: Steading, Veensgarth House, Veensgarth

Listing Name: Veensgarth, Veensgarth Steading

Listing Date: 28 July 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394684

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47308

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tingwall

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland Central

Parish: Tingwall

Traditional County: Shetland

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Mid 19th century, with later alterations. Substantial farm steading comprising principal 10-bay range to W, U-plan steading to rear (E) with mill building projecting to E from NE corner forming rough L-plan. Harl-pointed rubble walls with droved sandstone ashlar margins and stugged sandstone dressing to corners.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: single storey 3-bay grieve's house (with gabled porches to E and W) to outer right; near-symmetrical 7-bay elevation adjoining at left; bays grouped 2-3-2; raised wallhead to central 3-bay cartshed with segmental-arched cart-arches in each bay with square loft windows above; 2 widely-spaced bays to flanking barns, that at right with window inserted at centre of elevation, that at left partly obscured by modern lean-to addition.

Modern glazing to grieve's house, some timber louveres to barns, purple-grey slate roof to grieve's house and mill building, former with piend-roofed dormers to E pitch, corrugated sheeting to other pitches; stugged sandstone stacks with circular cans to grieve's house, single-flue stack to NW gable of U-plan steading.

Statement of Interest

Veensgarth is one of a number of farms established in the Tingwall Valley by Lerwick merchants during the 19th century, and is notable for the lowland form of the steading and farmhouse (see separate listing).

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