Basic Site Details

Name: Town Hall (or Municipal Buildings)
Town, district or village: Lerwick
Island: Mainland
City or county: Shetland
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Quantity Surveyor - C A Hendery Inverness
Contractor- Aitken, Lerwick. Tender 3,240

Alterations and addition of a tower with approval of Dr Alexander Ross of Inverness who was the main architect (Aitken was the contractor)

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Town hall  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Charlotte StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2HillheadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218811883 Date of Ross work
Item 2 of 215 September 1881 Journal reference 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Alexander RossArchitect 1881  
Item 2 of 2John Morgan AitkenArchitect, Engineer 18811883Alterations to design and addition of a tower.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp490
Item 2 of 2Manson Lerwick in the Last Half Century   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen Daily Free Press14 September 1881   
Item 2 of 3Building News11 November 1881  p645 - tenders
Item 3 of 3Inverness Courier15 September 1881   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register37256Category changed from B to A in 2016.