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Brettabister, Neap Old Manse

Manse (18th Century)

Site Name Brettabister, Neap Old Manse

Classification Manse (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) North Nesting

Canmore ID 181683

Site Number HU55NW 3

NGR HU 50222 58356

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Nesting
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Architecture Notes

HU55NW 3.00 50222 58356

HU55NW 3.01 50182 58278 Steading

HU55NW 3.02 50172 58294 Stable Range

Site Management (1 February 1999)

Part of a group of former manse buildings, around courtyard to comprising 2-storey 3-bay principal block of rectangular plan to S, later 2-storey wing with 3-bay side elevations centring rear elevation of principal block and projecting to N; N range continuous as single storey 3-bay stable range; single storey 5-bay range disposed at right angle bounding N side of courtyard. Harled walls with droved sandstone ashlar margins to principal block, harl-pointed granite rubble walls with stugged sandstone dressings to N wing and later outbuildings.

In 1822, Samuel Hibbert referred to the Manse as being "on a site better adapted for a lighthouse". Despite its currently ruinous state, this is an interesting example of a manse with its substantial haa-like principal block and associated outbuildings. (Historic Scotland)

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