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54 and 56 High Street

A Category C Listed Building in Selkirk, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.5481 / 55°32'53"N

Longitude: -2.8396 / 2°50'22"W

OS Eastings: 347123

OS Northings: 628588

OS Grid: NT471285

Mapcode National: GBR 84M8.1Z

Mapcode Global: WH7WV.CT13

Entry Name: 54 and 56 High Street

Listing Date: 11 December 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 390397

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43784

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Selkirk

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire

Traditional County: Selkirkshire

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Late 19th century with later additions and alterations. 3-storey, 2-bay terraced tenement with shops at ground. Painted polished ashlar at ground; stugged ashlar to upper storeys with polished ashlar dressings. Cornice between ground and 1st floor (above fascia) and also between 1st and 2nd floor, eaves course, flush quoins; stop-chamfered arrises.

NW (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: large fixed plate glass shop window at ground between bays and also to right, set in pilaster colonnade.

2 2-leaf panelled doors in bay to left with 2-pane (outer left) and plate glass (penultimate left) rectangular fanlight above. Bipartite window to each floor of each bay with foliate carved stone above each at 1st floor; breaking eaves at 2nd floor with curvilinear dormerhead, each with carved ornamentation to gablehead; ashlar thistle finial to left (finial to right removed).

SE ELEVATION: not seen, 1995.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Slate roof, with ashlar coped skews and skewputts. Ashlar coped wallhead (NE) and mutual (SW) stacks. Gothic-composite capitals to outer at ground, clasping rainwater downpipe.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1995.

Statement of Interest

Buildings shown on this site since 1823, a low, 2-storey irregular 3-bay terraced cottage circa 1880. The building was used in 1930 as a post office.

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