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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
Entry Name: Veensgarth, Veensgarth Steading
Listing Date: 28 July 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394684
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47308
Building Class: Cultural
County: Shetland Islands
Electoral Ward: Shetland Central
Traditional County: Shetland
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.
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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