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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 390397
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43784
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire
Traditional County: Selkirkshire
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.
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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