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Old Fire Station, Main Street, Allanton

A Category B Listed Building in Edrom, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.782 / 55°46'55"N

Longitude: -2.2155 / 2°12'55"W

OS Eastings: 386583

OS Northings: 654318

OS Grid: NT865543

Mapcode National: GBR D1ZL.44

Mapcode Global: WH9Y7.YX5T

Plus Code: 9C7VQQJM+QR

Entry Name: Old Fire Station, Main Street, Allanton

Listing Name: Allanton, Old Fire Station

Listing Date: 26 March 1997

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335527

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4280

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edrom

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Edrom

Traditional County: Berwickshire

Tagged with: Fire station

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1815 with later additions and alterations. Single storey, single bay former classical stable with hayloft, adjoining Allanton Inn to N. Sandstone rubble with stugged ashlar dressings; whinstone S elevation; whinstone and sandstone rubble with stugged ashlar dressings.

W ELEVATION: advanced engaged piers breaking eaves in coped wallhead with blinded round arch and with further tall coped parapet flanked by consoles; modern garage door.

S ELEVATION: window to outer right.

N ELEVATION: boarded door.

Piended slate roof with alternating bands of purple and green slates. Gabled dormer to S. Half-piended hayloft dormer to N.

INTERIOR: setts to floor; timber stair to loft.

Statement of Interest

The building was initially built as a stable and hayloft for the inn. In subsequent years it has been used as a fire station and is now used as a garage-store. There was formerly a cast-iron dolphin-spouted waterpump to left of entrance, W elevation which was stolen in recent years. According to Strang, there is a dated rainwater head (not seen, 1996).

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