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38 High Street

A Category C Listed Building in Selkirk, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.548 / 55°32'52"N

Longitude: -2.84 / 2°50'24"W

OS Eastings: 347096

OS Northings: 628576

OS Grid: NT470285

Mapcode National: GBR 84L9.Y0

Mapcode Global: WH7WV.BTV6

Entry Name: 38 High Street

Listing Date: 11 December 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 390395

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43782

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Selkirk

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire

Traditional County: Selkirkshire

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Description

Late 19th century with later additions and alterations. 2-storey with attic, 2-bay terraced building with commercial accommodation at ground. Polished ashlar at ground; stugged ashlar with polished dressings at 1st floor. Cornice between storeys; eaves course; hoodmoulded windows at 1st floor; stop-chamfered arrises.

NW (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: stiff-leafed colonnade at ground; segmental-arched openings; large fixed-pane plate glass window to right of centre; narrow window with fanlight above to left of centre; large window to outer left; narrow window to penultimate right; panelled door to outer right with plate glass fanlight above. Tripartite window to each bay at 1st floor with segmental lintel.

SE ELEVATION: not seen fully, 1995. Full-height projection to centre.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Slate roof with platform at apex. Modern box-dormer to right. Ashlar coped mutual stacks. Moulded gutter with cast-iron brackets.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1995.

Statement of Interest

There was a building on this site in 1823. The building is known as Abbeyfield House, 1995. The photograph shows that the present building was in place by 1895.

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