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Veensgarth, Veensgarth House, Including Garden Wall and Outbuilding

A Category C Listed Building in Shetland Central, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.1802 / 60°10'48"N

Longitude: -1.2297 / 1°13'46"W

OS Eastings: 442833

OS Northings: 1144224

OS Grid: HU428442

Mapcode National: GBR R19T.Z30

Mapcode Global: XHD35.DDH1

Entry Name: Veensgarth, Veensgarth House, Including Garden Wall and Outbuilding

Listing Date: 28 July 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394687

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47311

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tingwall

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland Central

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

Mid 19th century. 2-storey 3-bay symmetrical gabled former farmhouse with full-width piend-roofed and gabled wing to rear and mono-pitch roofed outbuilding adjoining at SE corner. Harled rubble walls with stugged and droved sandstone dressings.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical, gabled porch at ground in centre bay flanked by tripartite windows, regular fenestration at 1st floor.

N ELEVATION: single window at ground offset to right.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: single storey wing parallel to main house, gabled to left and piend-roofed to right; small gabled porch adjoining; tall stacks. Single window to 1st floor of main house behind.

S ELEVATION: single windows to both floors offset to right.

Purple-grey slate roofs; stugged sandstone skew-copes and gablehead stacks to principal roof.

GARDEN WALL AND OUTBUILDING: random rubble wall enclosing garden to S with remains of small rubble outbuilding at SW corner.

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 house and adjoining steading (see separate listing).

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