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Latitude: 55.4212 / 55°25'16"N
Longitude: -2.7894 / 2°47'22"W
OS Eastings: 350127
OS Northings: 614428
OS Grid: NT501144
Mapcode National: GBR 85YR.WG
Mapcode Global: WH7XG.3ZYX
Entry Name: 4 Howegate
Listing Date: 19 August 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393710
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46410
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Hawick and Hermitage
Traditional County: Roxburghshire
Earlier 19th century, redeveloped by Aitken & Turnbull of Hawick, late 20th century. 3-storey, 3-bay terraced tenement with shops, set on sloping site. Painted ashlar to shopfront; squared and snecked whinstone rubble above, with droved yellow sandstone ashlar dressings; rendered to rear. Plain continuous shopfront fascia; eaves course. Regular fenestration to front, with raised margins and projecting cills; irregular fenestration to rear. 2 recessed half-glazed timber-panelled doors with rectangular fanlights to asymmetrical shopfronts.
Plate glass shop windows; predominantly 12-pane glazing in timber sash-and-case windows elsewhere. Grey slate roof. Coped, rendered gablehead stacks with circular clay cans to N end and rear offset gable. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
B-Group comprises Nos 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 19, 2, 4, 6, 10 and 12 Howegate - see separate list entries. Interest here lies both in the traditional character of the buildings and in the irregular street which they make up - its curved form being of particular note since it is said to follow the medieval building line.
Comprehensive redevelopment of Howegate from 1978 onwards by Aitken Turnbull resulted in two Civic Trust Awards (1982 and 1986), as well as a Borders Regional Council Award for Conservation (1986). Although the double shopfront gives the impression of two separate shops, the ground floor is a single open space, currently a café. List description revised following resurvey (2008).