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28 and 30 High Street

A Category C Listed Building in Selkirk, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.5479 / 55°32'52"N

Longitude: -2.8402 / 2°50'24"W

OS Eastings: 347083

OS Northings: 628566

OS Grid: NT470285

Mapcode National: GBR 84L9.W1

Mapcode Global: WH7WV.BTR8

Entry Name: 28 and 30 High Street

Listing Date: 11 December 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 390393

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43780

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Selkirk

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire

Traditional County: Selkirkshire

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Possibly late 18th century with later additions and alterations. 2-storey with attic, 2-bay terraced tenement with 19th century shop front at ground. Painted bull-faced cement render at ground and 1st floor with polished ashlar dressings; rendered rear elevation. Base course; cornice above fascia band and stop-chamfered margins at ground.

NW (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: 2-leaf panelled door to centre of tripartite shopfront with deep-set half-glazed inner shop door with rectangular plate glass fanlight above; 2-pane plate glass fixed-pane shop windows flanking. Panelled door at ground to outer right. Window to each bay at 1st floor.

SE ELEVATION: panelled door widely spaced to outer right with radial semicircular fanlight above.

Modern glazing. Slate roof. Half-piended canted 3-light dormers to each outer bay to NW.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1995.

Statement of Interest

The building has a steeply pitched roof which was probably thatched originally. The building is one of the few buildings in High Street which has not been raised by a storey or altered extensively either in 19th or early 20th century. The building, including the shop front at ground, was as now in circa 1880. The windows at 1st floor were 4-pane timber sash and case in 1920s.

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