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6 Howegate

A Category C Listed Building in Hawick, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4211 / 55°25'16"N

Longitude: -2.7895 / 2°47'22"W

OS Eastings: 350126

OS Northings: 614417

OS Grid: NT501144

Mapcode National: GBR 85YR.WH

Mapcode Global: WH7XG.3ZYZ

Entry Name: 6 Howegate

Listing Date: 19 August 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393711

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46411

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Hawick

County: Scottish Borders

Town: Hawick

Electoral Ward: Hawick and Hermitage

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

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Description

Late 19th century, redeveloped by Aitken & Turnbull of Hawick, late 20th century. 3-storey and attic, 3-bay terraced tenement and shops with architraved windows set on sloping site. Painted ashlar to shopfronts; tooled cream sandstone ashlar above, with polished ashlar dressings; harled to rear. Stepped base; ground-floor cornice; raised 1st-floor cill course; 2nd-floor cornice; eaves course. Roll-moulded, stop-chamfered window margins; bipartite mullioned windows to outer bays; bracketed cills at 2nd floor.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: E (Howegate) elevation with central shop window flanked by shopfronts with roll-moulded corners and single stone steps to deep-set, 2-leaf, half-glazed timber-panelled doors with rectangular fanlights; shoulder-arched window architraves at 1st floor; basket-arched architraves at 2nd floor; stop-chamfered architraves to pedimented windows at attic. W (rear) elevation with full-height, angled central stair tower; irregular fenestration to left and right.

Plate glass shop windows; plate glass in 20th-century timber sash-and-case windows above; predominantly 4-pane glazing in timber sash-and-case windows to rear. Broad, coped gablehead stacks with circular clay cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

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).

A building is shown on this site in earlier maps than the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey of 1897, but its style indicates a later- or late-19th-century date. List description revised following resurvey (2008).

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