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100, 102 and 104 Ettrick Terrace Including Railings and Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Selkirk, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5549 / 55°33'17"N

Longitude: -2.8365 / 2°50'11"W

OS Eastings: 347325

OS Northings: 629336

OS Grid: NT473293

Mapcode National: GBR 84M6.PK

Mapcode Global: WH7WV.DMHY

Entry Name: 100, 102 and 104 Ettrick Terrace Including Railings and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 7 May 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397481

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49846

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Selkirk

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire

Traditional County: Selkirkshire

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Description

Mid 19th century symmetrical 2-storey over basement 3-bay house/tenement. Squared and snecked grey whinstone rubble with light grey sandstone ashlar long and short quoins and dressings. Central shopfront. Early extension to rear.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: Central door with adjoining window (later insertion) reached by six stone steps on a stone arch over an open moat; simple stone-faced shopfront with cornice; windows to remaining bays.

SW ELEVATION: whinstone rubble; irregular fenestration; double-pitched extension to rear.

Panelled timber door with plain rectangular fanlight. 12-pane timber sash and case windows to basement, modern glazing to ground floor; 2-pane sash and case to first floor and 4-pane to side elevation. Graded grey slate roof with ashlar skews. Brick wallhead stacks; clay cans. Mostly modern rainwater goods; cast iron hopper to SW.

Cast iron railings to steps and moat (on stone dwarf wall). Stone depressed arch to steep rear garden.

Statement of Interest

Part of a short terrace including Nos. 106 (adjoining) and 108 & 110. The terrace is a good example of a mixture of housing and commercial premises and of a group of simple local stone buildings which make an important contribution to the streetscape of this part of Selkirk, situated as it is on a main road into the town.

This Building is known locally as 'The Porterhouse' and is known to have been a public house. This short terrace of buildings is marked on early O.S. maps as 'Sloethorn Bank' and steps lead directly from the front of this building to Dunsdale Haugh and Ettrick Mill. It is likely that this terrace had some close connection with the nearby Ettrick Mill, founded in 1835-6 and the biggest multi-storey spinning mill in the Borders.

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