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20 Market Place

A Category C Listed Building in Selkirk, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5474 / 55°32'50"N

Longitude: -2.8411 / 2°50'27"W

OS Eastings: 347029

OS Northings: 628505

OS Grid: NT470285

Mapcode National: GBR 84L9.Q7

Mapcode Global: WH7WV.BTBP

Entry Name: 20 Market Place

Listing Date: 11 December 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 390415

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43799

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 tenement with shop accommodation at ground; advanced from NW elevation of No 4 High Street to NE. Painted ashlar at ground (possibly partly rendered), bull-faced sandstone above with polished ashlar dressings; whinstone rubble with sandstone dressings to rear. Modern broad fascia; cornice above; cill to 1st floor windows; flush quoins and tails to windows; eaves course.

NW (MARKET PLACE) ELEVATION: large fixed-pane panoramic window at ground of wider gabled bay; bipartite window at 1st floor; window to gablehead above, flanked by shield plaques. Pend-entrance at ground of narrow right with window at 1st floor above.

NE ELEVATION: modern glazed shop door at ground; blank at 1st floor above.

SE ELEVATION: extensive additions, now partly truncated due to demolition, 1996.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Slate rood with gabled dormer to outer right of NE elevation, adjacent to sandstone, coped wallhead stack. Further brick coped wallhead stack to NE.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1996.

Statement of Interest

The pend-entrance was round-arched in circa 1900. Strategically sited between High Street and Market Place.

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