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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 335527
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4280
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
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.
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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