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7 Howegate

A Category C Listed Building in Hawick, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.421 / 55°25'15"N

Longitude: -2.7892 / 2°47'20"W

OS Eastings: 350145

OS Northings: 614405

OS Grid: NT501144

Mapcode National: GBR 85YR.YJ

Mapcode Global: WH7XN.403H

Entry Name: 7 Howegate

Listing Date: 19 August 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393719

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46419

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Hawick

County: Scottish Borders

Town: Hawick

Electoral Ward: Hawick and Hermitage

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

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Description

Early to earlier 19th century, redeveloped by Aitken & Turnbull of Hawick, late 20th century. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay terraced block set on sloping site, with central canted dormer and steeply pitched roof. Smooth painted render at ground floor; painted rubble with painted droved ashlar dressings at 1st floor; rendered with raised painted margins to rear. Ground-floor cornice; eaves course. Narrow raised quoin strips (shared with No 5 to left). Timber panelled door with fanlight to right of asymmetrical 3-bay ground floor of principal elevation; regular fenestration at 1st floor with projecting cills; irregular fenestration to rear with timber boarded doors to left and right and gabled dormer to outer right.

Predominantly 12-pane glazing in timber sash-and-case windows. Grey slate roof with metal ridge. Coped, rendered stack 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).

The ground floor of No 7 was previously a shop, and was converted into a flat circa 1995. The two ground-floor windows are of this date, replacing the shop window. The deep cornice indicates that there would previously have been a fascia running across the front of the building. List description revised following resurvey (2008).

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