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34 And 46 Channel Street

A Category C Listed Building in Galashiels, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.6168 / 55°37'0"N

Longitude: -2.8084 / 2°48'30"W

OS Eastings: 349183

OS Northings: 636213

OS Grid: NT491362

Mapcode National: GBR 83TH.SB

Mapcode Global: WH7WN.T2WW

Plus Code: 9C7VJ58R+PM

Entry Name: 34 And 46 Channel Street

Listing Name: 34 and 46 Channel Street

Listing Date: 14 November 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 399208

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50681

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Galashiels

County: Scottish Borders

Town: Galashiels

Electoral Ward: Galashiels and District

Traditional County: Selkirkshire

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Dated 1885. 3-storey with upper breaking eaves. 7-bay commercial building with gabletted dormers. Squared buff sandstone with ashlar dressings. Base course, ground floor shop fronts, corniced signage fascia, first floor cornice bearing gutter, eaves band course. Single, bipartite and tripartite windows to first floor in lugged surrounds. Gable-headed bipartite dormers. Low relief bust of Water Scott with legend 'Watch Weal' to centre of 1st floor.

Plate glass in timber sash and case windows. Purple slate roof.

INTERIOR: largely modernised.

Statement of Interest

34 and 46 Channel Street is perhaps the best preserved of the later 19th century commercial buildings on Channel Street. While relatively modest, the building consists of an long stretch of unaltered fa├žade, including, most unusually in the context, the original layout of the shop fronts. The building, which was built at the height of the success of the town, is an important reminder of the quality of the building in the main commercial street during the period.

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