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Latitude: 55.4585 / 55°27'30"N
Longitude: -2.6849 / 2°41'5"W
OS Eastings: 356783
OS Northings: 618508
OS Grid: NT567185
Mapcode National: GBR 95PB.J3
Mapcode Global: WH7XH.Q2N8
Plus Code: 9C7VF858+C2
Entry Name: Former Post Office, Sunnyside, Denholm
Listing Name: Denholm Village, Sunnyside, Somerville House, Bonshaw and Heatherlie
Listing Date: 7 November 2007
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332888
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2056
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Hawick and Denholm
Traditional County: Roxburghshire
Tagged with: House
Circa 1825 with later additions and alterations at rear. 7-bay, 2-storey and attic, U-plan, house (now flats) with central pend giving access to entrances at rear. Cream-coloured finely stugged sandstone ashlar; red sandstone rubble to rear and wings. Base course; band course; 1st floor cill course; moulded cornice; blocking course. Fairly regular fenestration with small slated gabled dormers. Segmental-headed arch to pend.
FURTHER DESCRIPTION: external stone stairs at rear giving access to E flat; doorway with plain ashlar architrave giving access to house.
Predominantly 12-pane glazing (some plate glass) in timber sash and case windows. Coped ashlar stacks with yellow clay cans. Welsh slates to roof; zinc ridge.
INTERIOR: simple early 19th century detailing. Predominantly 4-panelled doors. Principal rooms on the first floor, some retaining plain cornices.
A handsome ashlar-fronted house situated centrally in a prominent position on north side of village green, its prominence increased by being the tallest building on this side of the square. It is an important focal point in the streetscape. The overall character of the building has been retained despite some changes in the fenestration.
This was originally one property built for Dr Somerville who was the local doctor and was L-plan but has subsequently been divided and extended. The main entrance was at first floor level on the E side. The arrangement of the building with central pend is unusual but was dictated by the fact that the coach house lay to the rear of the property to which access was required.
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