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Description: Royal National Lifeboat Institute Zetland Lifeboat Museum and Attached Wall
Date Listed: 29 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 60297
OS Grid Reference: NZ6068925161
OS Grid Coordinates: 460689, 525161
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6180, -1.0617
NZ 62 NW
2/42 R.N.L.I. Zetland Lifeboat
Museum and attached wall.
United Free Gardners Lifeboat House, 1877, now a museum; 2nd-floor lookout
now used as coastguard station. Altered early C20 and mid C20 when
3rd-floor lookout cabin added. Brick in English garden wall bond. Welsh
slate roof; concrete roof on coastguard station. Brick and timber lookout
cabin and steel balustrade. 3-storey, single-bay front. Wide lifeboat
entrance now holds mid C20 part-glazed doors, sidelights and overlights, in
altered slender timber pilaster-and-entablature surround. Paired sash
windows with painted sills on upper floors; cambered brick arches on first
floor concrete lintels on 2nd floor. Stone plaques bearing sculptured arms
to left and right of first-floor windows. That at left : United Free
Gardners, dated 1877; that at right : Emma Dawson. Similar carved monograms
below. Flat roof with post-and-rail balustrade. Flat-roofed cabin. Right
return, 3 storeys at left end, 2 storeys at right. Part-glazed door with
sidelights and overlight, flanked by altered windows in original openings
with painted lintels and sills. Sash window with glazing bars, and altered
door and overlight, both with cambered heads, at right. 5 first-floor
windows, the middle one a canted bay with moulded cornice. Sashes, painted
sills and cambered heads. Stepped brick eaves cornice. 2nd floor has
paired sashes. End and ridge stacks. High wall enclosing small covered
rear yard, has boarded door and overlight with cambered held. Lower 2 -
storey rear extension is not of special interest. Built for the "Emma"
lifeboat, 1877-1884. Now houses the "Zetland" lifeboat, the oldest
surviving lifeboat in the world. Included for historical interest.
Listing NGR: NZ6068925161
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