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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393719
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46419
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Hawick and Hermitage
Traditional County: Roxburghshire
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.
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).