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Boston Church And Offices, High Street, Jedburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.4792 / 55°28'45"N

Longitude: -2.5528 / 2°33'9"W

OS Eastings: 365159

OS Northings: 620740

OS Grid: NT651207

Mapcode National: GBR B5M2.4N

Mapcode Global: WH8YH.RJLX

Plus Code: 9C7VFCHW+MV

Entry Name: Boston Church And Offices, High Street, Jedburgh

Listing Name: High Street, British Legion Hall (Former Boston Church) with Boundary Walls, Piers and Railings

Listing Date: 23 March 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 380130

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB35536

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200380130

Location: Jedburgh

County: Scottish Borders

Town: Jedburgh

Electoral Ward: Jedburgh and District

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

Tagged with: Church building Architectural structure

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1818, addition to north circa 1900, and later additions and alterations. 2-storey 5-bay hall church set back from High Street, with smaller 2-storey 3-bay church officer's house north. Round-arched windows. Cornices.


WEST (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: narrow courses of stugged cream ashlar sandstone; polished dressings (painted); round-headed windows; cills; base course. 3 pilastered doorcases in centre and outer bays; 2-leaf door with 4-pane rectangular fanlights (centre 1 filled); windows above. Intermediate bays with tall windows spanning floor. Cornice. Panel with plaque above central door FIRST ERECTED 1757 REBUILT 1818.Return and rear elevations of rubble with various later additions at ground; windows as above; 2 small upper windows to side; 4 large central windows to rear.Windows with timber lying-pane and Y-tracery glazing. Piended roof; grey slates. No apparent chimney stacks.

OFFICES:WEST (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: single storey stugged cream ashlar 3-bay block to north later raised to 2-storey; door in round-headed opening to right, with additional closet window to left; later additional storey rendered and lined as ashlar with square windows, that to left bipartite.Rear elevation much altered; rubble at ground, rendered above.Timber sash and case 12-pane windows; Georgian pattern. Flat roof.

INTERIOR: completely altered in conversion to social club.

BOUNDARY WALLS, PIERS AND RAILINGS: north half of forecourt enclosed by low stugged ashlar wall with saddleback coping; pair of square piers with very flat pyramidal ashlar caps. Cast iron railings.

Statement of Interest

Secession Church founded ty Thomas Boston in 1755, and rebuilt in 1818 at a cost of $3,500. United with Blackfriars in 1900, the joint congregation worshipping here until 1918, when it moved back to Blackfriars (now Trinity Church). The building was sold in 1932.

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