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Latitude: 55.5466 / 55°32'47"N
Longitude: -2.843 / 2°50'34"W
OS Eastings: 346908
OS Northings: 628419
OS Grid: NT469284
Mapcode National: GBR 84L9.9J
Mapcode Global: WH7WV.9VG9
Entry Name: 23-29 (Odd Nos) West Port
Listing Date: 11 December 1996
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 390464
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43832
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire
Traditional County: Selkirkshire
Later 19th century with later additions and alterations. 3-storey, 5-bay terraced tenement with shops at ground; sited on ground falling to SW. Polished ashlar at ground, stugged ashlar to upper storeys, polished ashlar dressings at 1st floor, droved ashlar dressings at 2nd floor; whinstone rubble with ashlar dressings to rear. Base course; cornice between ground and 1st floor; cill course to 3rd storey; eaves course; stop-chamfered arrises at ground with basket-arched openings; plain margins to openings to upper storeys.
NW (WEST PORT) ELEVATION: symmetrical. 2-leaf panelled door to centre at ground with 2-pane rectangular fanlight; block with 2 couchant lions above cornice; window to each floor above. Modern glazed door with plate glass rectangular fanlight above flanked by 2-pane fixed shop windows to 2-bay group to right; window to each floor of each bay to right of centre. similar arrangement to 2-bay group to left of centre, except partly glazed and panelled door between windows at ground.
SE ELEVATION: full-height brick platformed addition to outer right of Nos 23 and 25 West Port.
4-pane timber sash and case windows. Slate roof with leaded platform at apex. Ashlar coped mutual stacks.
INTERIOR: not seen, 1996.
The site has been built upon since, at least, 1823 (according to the maps). The tenement is plain, but it has retained the original shop windows and is an important part of the terrace.