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Latitude: 55.7212 / 55°43'16"N
Longitude: -2.7544 / 2°45'16"W
OS Eastings: 352705
OS Northings: 647792
OS Grid: NT527477
Mapcode National: GBR 9268.GY
Mapcode Global: WH7W3.NGKD
Entry Name: 5-7 (Inclusive Nos) the Loan
Listing Date: 5 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395003
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47667
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Leaderdale and Melrose
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Earlier to mid 19th century. Terrace of 3; single storey and attic cottages. Breaking-eaves gabled dormers to attic to principal (N) elevation. Harled with painted stone dressings. Architraved openings.
N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: No 5 (to left) has passageway to ground floor of outer left bay (formerly terrace was separated at this point); central entrance with panelled timber door with glazed upper panels; single window to left and 2 to right. Gabled dormers with timber finials to 2nd and 5th bays from left (5th bay appears to have formerly belonged to No 6). No 6 (to right) has entrance with panelled timber door with glazed upper panels. Window to right with gabled dormer above (timber finial missing). No 7 (to outer right) has entrance with plain timber door to left of centre; window to left and gabled dormer with timber finial above; small window to outer right.
S ELEVATION: single storey lean-to additions to each.
E ELEVATION: adjoins No 4 the Loan.
W ELEVATION: adjoins No 8 the Loan.
Mainly 12 timber sash and case windows to principal elevation to No 5; 2-pane timber sash and case windows to No 6; 4-pane timber sash and case windows to No 7. Grey slate roof. Pair of harled ridge stacks (one with band course, one coped) to No 5; brick stack with band course between Nos 6 and 7; round cans.
INTERIORS: only that of No 5 inspected. Retains original fireplace with plain droved stone surround.
B Group with the adjoining slightly earlier terraced properties to E (see separate list descriptions for No 4 and Nos 1-3), which together form a varied and relatively well preserved early terrace.
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