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1-3 High Street, Hawick

A Category C Listed Building in Hawick, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4217 / 55°25'18"N

Longitude: -2.7883 / 2°47'17"W

OS Eastings: 350200

OS Northings: 614478

OS Grid: NT502144

Mapcode National: GBR 85ZR.49

Mapcode Global: WH7XG.4ZHK

Plus Code: 9C7VC6C6+MM

Entry Name: 1-3 High Street, Hawick

Listing Name: 1 and 3 High Street

Listing Date: 19 August 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 378935

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB34635

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Hawick

County: Scottish Borders

Town: Hawick

Electoral Ward: Hawick and Hermitage

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

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Description

Early 19th century. Two 3-storey and attic tenements forming end of terrace, with shared shop at ground floor. Painted ashlar to shopfront; squared, coursed, painted whinstone rubble with raised painted ashlar margins to upper storeys; rendered to rear. Continuous shopfront across both buildings, with broad fluted pilasters.

NO 1: 2 bays at 1st and 2nd floors; segmental-headed dormer offset to right. Raised long-and-short quoins to 1st and 2nd floors at left corner. Regular fenestration to front; irregular fenestration to rear.

NO 3: Half-glazed, timber-panelled tenement door to outer right; 3 bays at 1st and 2nd floors; 2 symmetrically placed canted dormers. 1st-floor cill course; 1st-floor lintel course; eaves course. Raised long-and-short quoins to right at 1st and 2nd floors. Regular fenestration to front; irregular fenestration to rear. INTERIOR: Some cornices; some panelling around windows.

Modern plate glass shop windows; predominantly plate glass in timber sash-and-case windows elsewhere. Grey slate roof. Ashlar-coped skews. Ashlar-coped rubble stack with ashlar quoins, thackstanes and circular clay cans to S end of No 1; ashlar-coped, rendered stacks with thackstanes and circular clay cans to No 3.

Statement of Interest

Two of the earlier buildings on High Street at the centre of Hawick. Although altered at ground-floor and attic levels, they retain their original proportions and the original fenestration pattern at first and second floors, and are of high value to the streetscape.

The ground floor previously comprised a separate shop for each building, but is now a single shop space. Neither the first-floor cill and lintel courses nor the dormers at No 3 are evident in archive photographs of circa 1910, but all had been added by 1957.

The upper floors of No 1 are reached via a side door to Mill Port, while those of No 3 are accessed by the door to the right of the principal elevation. The latter originally comprised a single house, but has been subdivided into two: one flat on the 1st floor and a further residence on the 2nd and attic floors. List description revised as part of the Hawick Burgh Resurvey (2008).

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