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Latitude: 55.5468 / 55°32'48"N
Longitude: -2.8419 / 2°50'30"W
OS Eastings: 346975
OS Northings: 628447
OS Grid: NT469284
Mapcode National: GBR 84L9.JF
Mapcode Global: WH7WV.9VY3
Entry Name: 40, 41 and 42 Market Place
Listing Date: 11 December 1996
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 390425
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43803
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire
Traditional County: Selkirkshire
Later 19th century with later additions and alterations. 2-storey with attic, 4-bay L-plan tenement with shop accommodation at ground; sited on ground falling to NW. Stugged ashlar with droved ashlar and polished ashlar dressings; line-rendered addition to outer right of NE of No 42; harled NW elevation; whinstone rubble with droved ashlar dressings to SW. Base course of Nos 40 and 41 rises to be cill course to No 42; plain raised margins at 1st floor windows of 2-bay group to right; corbelled cill and chamfered margins with corbelled pediments to 1st floor and attic windows of 2-bay group to left; quoin strips; flush long and short quoins and tails to window margins to SW.
NE (MARKET PLACE) ELEVATION: paired bays with 2-bay group to left advanced and gabled. Boarded 2-leaf door (entrance to No 40) to centre of gabled bays, flanked by plate glass fixed-pane shop windows; fascia and cornice above; window to each bay at 1st floor and window to gablehead above. Panelled and glazed door (entrance to No 42) to centre at ground of 2-bay group to right with plate glass fanlight; plate glass fixed-pane shop window in bay to right at ground with boarded section above; boarded door (entrance to No 41) with semi- circular fanlight above in bay to left at ground; modern fascia above. Window to each bay of 1st floor. 2-storey lean-to addition to outer right.
SW ELEVATION: gabled 2-bay group to right with window at 1st floor and to gablehead of bay to right; full-height half-piended addition with window at 1st floor, in bay to left and overlapping to bay to right of 2-bay group to left. Window at 1st floor of bay to left of 2-bay group to left.
Plate glass timber sash and case windows to NE; 4- and 6-pane timber sash and case windows to SW. Slate roof with platform to 2-bay group to NW; harled with ashlar dressings and coping to gablehead stack. Slate roof to 2-bay group to SE, with ashlar coped skew and skewputt to gable of NE. Ashlar gablehead stack to NE and SW. Half-piended canted 3-light window to centre of 2-bay group to right, NE elevation. Half-piended dormer in bay to left of 2-bay group to left, SW elevation.
INTERIOR: not seen, 1996.
There is an 1899 photograph, in Mitchell?s compilation, which shows the upper storey and attic was used as the Abbotsford Temperance Hotel. The photograph also shows the neighbouring building which has recently been demolished to give access to the Public Car park.
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