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Craig Brown Avenue, Reservoir

A Category C Listed Building in Selkirk, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5465 / 55°32'47"N

Longitude: -2.836 / 2°50'9"W

OS Eastings: 347351

OS Northings: 628408

OS Grid: NT473284

Mapcode National: GBR 84M9.TK

Mapcode Global: WH7WV.DVSB

Entry Name: Craig Brown Avenue, Reservoir

Listing Date: 11 December 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 390347

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43744

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Selkirk

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire

Traditional County: Selkirkshire

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Description

Later 19th century. Single storey 4-bay, rectangular-plan water storage tank, positioned on mound with falling ground to NW and SW. Squared and snecked whinstone with stugged ashlar dressings. Quoins; tails to openings.

SE ELEVATION: regularly disposed bays. Boarded shutters to each opening with arrow-slit openings between each bay.

NW ELEVATION: as SE.

NE ELEVATION: gabled with door to centre, flanked by arrow-slit openings.

Slate roof with ashlar coped skews and skewputts; tab at apex of each gable. Gabled and louvred slated vented to centre of ridge.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1996.

Statement of Interest

This is a very simple reservoir design, sited near the highest point in Selkirk parish and appropriately sympathetic to its surroundings.

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