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Clousta House

Hotel (19th Century)

Site Name Clousta House

Classification Hotel (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Clousta Hotel; Clouster Hotel

Canmore ID 183362

Site Number HU35NW 31

NGR HU 308 577

NGR Description HU c. 308 577

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

HU35NW 31 HU c. 308 577

The Clousta Hotel was destroyed by fire.

Architecture Notes


ARCHITECT: Sir Robert Lorimer 1895

Edmund Fraser, son of Lord Fraser, Senator of the College of Justice, commissioned Robert Lorimer his neighbour in Edinburgh to design a Fishermans Hotel in 1894. This design was not executed and a second was commissioned in 1895 using timber rather than stone construction due to the isolated location. The hotel was destroyed by fire in the early 1900's.

The building of VEMENTRY HOUSE by Edmund Fraser's Sisters appears contemporary with the destruction of the hotel and the death of Edmund Fraser.

Information per Mike Finnie, 9 Husidale, Burra Isle, Shetland ZE2 9LF.


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