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Latitude: 56.0008 / 56°0'2"N
Longitude: -3.7856 / 3°47'8"W
OS Eastings: 288741
OS Northings: 680092
OS Grid: NS887800
Mapcode National: GBR 1K.TTS4
Mapcode Global: WH5QZ.TFJJ
Plus Code: 9C8R2627+8Q
Entry Name: 20 Newmarket Street, Falkirk
Listing Name: 20 - 24 (Even Nos) Newmarket Street
Listing Date: 25 June 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396150
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48688
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Falkirk South
Traditional County: Stirlingshire
Later to late 19th century, minor late 20th century alterations. 3-storey, 4-bay (above ground) classically-detailed tenement with shops at ground, in irregular terrace. Ground and 1st floor cornice and frieze adjoining cill course above, mutuled eaves cornice with blocking course. Architraved and pilastered windows with consoled cornices. Stone mullions, some columnar.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: ground floor centre bay with pilastered doorpiece, large decorative consoles and relief carved segmental pediment surmounted by acroteria, and 2-leaf panelled timber door; flanking 3-bay altered marble shopfronts, that to right with centre door flanked by plain columns and display windows, and that to left with door to right and 2 display windows to left. 1st floor with wide-centre tripartite windows to outer bays, each with centre light flanked by Ionic columns, outer pilasters and carved windowheads; pilastered single windows to bays 2 and 3, each with guilloche detail to lintels, and later out-of-character window inserted at centre. 2nd floor fenestration as 1st floor but with consoled cornices only, and later window between bays 3 and 4.
4-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows, except to later windows. Grey slates. Cast-iron downpipe with rectangular rainwater hopper.
While the shopfronts detract in part from the overall interest of this property the quirky detailing and muscular form of the upper storeys provides character, and context to the neighbouring former Christian Institute.
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