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Latitude: 55.7211 / 55°43'15"N
Longitude: -2.7512 / 2°45'4"W
OS Eastings: 352909
OS Northings: 647776
OS Grid: NT529477
Mapcode National: GBR 9278.5Z
Mapcode Global: WH7W3.QG3G
Plus Code: 9C7VP6CX+CG
Entry Name: 43 West High Street, Lauder
Listing Name: 43 West High Street
Listing Date: 30 January 1998
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 392524
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45581
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Leaderdale and Melrose
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Probably early 19th century with later alterations. Single storey 6-bay cottage, formed by merger of 2 3-bay cottages. Whinstone rubble with render-pointed repairs and end gable; large lintel stones.
SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3 bays to left; central entrance with boarded timber door; window to left and later canted window to right. 3 bays to right; central entrance with part-glazed replacement door; window to left and entrance with boarded timber door to former byre to right.
NE ELEVATION: largely blank with enlarged window to left, small, low window to right and timber-lintelled window to outer right.
NE AND SW ELEVATIONS: blank gable ends.
Mainly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with rooflight to S pitch. Central rubble ridge stack; gablehead stack to SW rebuilt in brick.
INTERIOR: survival of box bed with timber sliding shutter track top and bottom; shutters now missing; replacement bed base. Contemporary adjacent fitted panelled dresser intact. Timber beamed and boarded ceiling. Plain stone chimneypiece with simple bracketed mantelpiece. Broad boards to inner door. Byre to NE with cobbled floor and channel; bare rubble walls and joist holes from an upper floor now removed. New timber roof structure and sarking boards.
Listed in particular for survival of early internal features (box bed and dresser). Originally part of a row of cottages, those at the High Street end have since been demolished.