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Latitude: 55.4213 / 55°25'16"N
Longitude: -2.7894 / 2°47'21"W
OS Eastings: 350129
OS Northings: 614441
OS Grid: NT501144
Mapcode National: GBR 85YR.WF
Mapcode Global: WH7XG.3ZZT
Plus Code: 9C7VC6C6+G6
Entry Name: 1 Sandbed, Hawick
Listing Name: 1 Sandbed
Listing Date: 19 August 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 378990
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB34666
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Hawick and Hermitage
Traditional County: Roxburghshire
Early 19th century. 3-storey corner tenement with shop at ground floor, piended roof to corner and recessed corner door. Coursed whinstone with rendered shopfront and raised red sandstone dressings and quoins. 3-bay principal elevation with window and tenement door flanked by large 3-pane display windows to plain shopfront at ground floor; single central window flanked by tripartite mullioned windows to 1st and 2nd floors. Single-bay side elevation to Howegate with large 2-pane display window to shopfront at ground floor.
Plate glass to shopfront; 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to upper floors. Coped, rendered ridge stack with circular clay cans. Grey slate roof with metal ridge.
A well-proportioned, virtually unaltered early-19th-century residential and commercial block situated in a prominent position at the centre of Hawick, at the corner of Sandbed and Howegate.
Sandbed was the focal point of the Burgh and the site of its marketplace until 1815, when the market was moved to Tower Knowe in preparation for the laying-out of Buccleuch Street as the main road south.
Prior to the First World War the shop at No 1 belonged to Hawick-born Alexander Sutherland Lawson -watchmaker, jeweller, silversmith, optician, shipping agent, magistrate and JP - who had commenced his business in May 1864. When he died in October 1916, he and his wife Catherine were living above the shop. It is now (2007) a clothing and accessories store, Seasons Accessories.
There are no remaining original features in the shop interior. The interiors of the flats above were not seen at resurvey (2008), but are understood to have been modernised. List description revised and category changed from B to C(S) following resurvey (2008).