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Crook Inn with Railings and Ancillary Buildings

A Category C Listed Building in Tweedsmuir, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5236 / 55°31'24"N

Longitude: -3.4095 / 3°24'34"W

OS Eastings: 311114

OS Northings: 626438

OS Grid: NT111264

Mapcode National: GBR 44MK.NS

Mapcode Global: WH6VM.LFND

Entry Name: Crook Inn with Railings and Ancillary Buildings

Listing Date: 19 December 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396543

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49036

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tweedsmuir

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Tweeddale West

Traditional County: Peeblesshire

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Description

Early 19th century, incorporating earlier fabric; 1935 additions and interior remodelling by James Taylor. 2-storey 3-bay piend-roofed hotel, with pitched-roofed annex to rear, linked by flat-roofed single storey 1935 addition; 2-storey 5-bay piend-roofed house to rear (W); L-shaped single storey ancillary building to SW. Stonework painted white, dressings and timber black.

E ELEVATION: 3-bay; base course; cill band at 1st floor level. Boarded timber door to centre with 2-pane fanlight and cornice above; regularly fenestrated.

2 single windows of left bay of E elevation of rear annex visible, and dormer window breaking eaves of 2nd bay from left; remainder obscured by 1930's addition.

S ELEVATION: 2-bay S elevation of piend-roofed main block to right; windows with louvred shutters at 1st floor; ground floor obscured by 5-bay single storey 1930's addition: 2-leaf glazed timber door in moulded surround in penultimate bay to right, flanked by curved bays with metal-framed curved glazing; 2 further bays to left with metal-framed glazing; metal balcony (with crook) above, curved to right, with painted wrought-iron balustrade. Blind gabled bay to left (S elevation of annex). Further single storey extension to left.

W ELEVATION: mainly obscured by single storey extension.

N ELEVATION: regularly fenestrated 2-bay N elevation of piend-roofed main block to left. Gabled N elevation of annex to right, with 3-bay single storey extension at ground floor; timber-panelled door with curved projection above to right; 2 tripartite windows with metal-framed glazing to left, and 2 further narrow windows to outer left.

INTERIOR: 1930's timber panelling to reception area and sweeping stair banister with metal hand rail; glazed brick round-arched chimneypiece. 2-tone green and yellow vitreous panels to main bathroom. Art Deco basins and toilets in ladies toilets; 2-tone blue vitreous wall panels with black frame and matching mirrors; blue and black Deco weighing machine. Art Deco basins and urinal in gentleman's toilets; cream vitreous wall panels with red and black frames and matching mirrors.

RAILINGS: swagged wrought-iron railings in garden with tripartite circular finials and crook-shaped posts.

HOUSE AT REAR: 2-storey 5-bay house: rubble construction with later openings (windows, porch etc) to ground; timber-clad with modern windows at 1st floor.

L-SHAPED ANCILLARY BUILDING: single storey piend-roofed outbuilding; white-painted rubble; altered openings.

Small-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to main block; metal-framed lying-pane glazing to 1930's additions. Dark grey slates; lead flashings. Cast-iron down pipes and rhones. Corniced chimneys (painted) with circular grey/ black cans.

Statement of Interest

Strang notes it as the 'oldest licensed premises in Scotland', 'in existence around 1604'. Notable now for its stylish 'roadhouse-style' Art Deco additions of 1936.

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