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East Burra Firth,broch,Aith Voe

A Scheduled Monument in Shetland West, Shetland Islands

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Latitude: 60.3041 / 60°18'14"N

Longitude: -1.3539 / 1°21'14"W

OS Eastings: 435805

OS Northings: 1157954

OS Grid: HU358579

Mapcode National: GBR R10H.N9J

Mapcode Global: XHD2J.S80J

Entry Name: East Burra Firth,broch,Aith Voe

Scheduled Date: 19 June 1934

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2067

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Sandsting

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland West

Traditional County: Shetland


Later 18th century. 3-storey, 6-bay residential and commercial building with shops to ground separated by central pend. Neatly squared and coursed granite rubble with sandstone dressings. Large, segmental-arched opening above pend, now infilled with single window. Timber fascia to shopfront at 5th and 6th bays with panelled stall risers, fixed-pane glazing, corniced frieze flanked by panelled die blocks. Cast-iron gate to pend.

12-pane timber sash and case windows to upper floors; non-traditional glazing at ground floor shops to left. Slated steeply pitched roof with large velux windows (replacing tripartite, canted dormers); red brick ridge stack. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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