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Hayward Hall, St John Street

A Category C Listed Building in Galashiels, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.6149 / 55°36'53"N

Longitude: -2.8087 / 2°48'31"W

OS Eastings: 349157

OS Northings: 635992

OS Grid: NT491359

Mapcode National: GBR 83TJ.Q1

Mapcode Global: WH7WN.T4PD

Plus Code: 9C7VJ57R+WG

Entry Name: Hayward Hall, St John Street

Listing Name: St John Street, Hayward Hall

Listing Date: 14 November 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 399258

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50718

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Galashiels

County: Scottish Borders

Town: Galashiels

Electoral Ward: Galashiels and District

Traditional County: Selkirkshire

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Later 19th century with 20th century additions. 2-storey, 4-bay L-plan Gothic style public building; main hall to street with offices and accommodation over; single storey hall to rear with later rendered flat roof extension infilling re-entrant angle. 3-storey exaggerated crowstepped gabled bay with carved detailing to right; Y-tracery arched windows; timber bipartite pointed windows to rectangular dormers with pierced gothic bargeboards and slated cheeks. Coursed rubble; smooth chamfered and rock-faced margins and quoins. Shouldered arched entrance door and windows to gabled bay; arched hoodmould over door and shaped hoodmould to 1st floor bipartite window. Small later 20th century additions for access to either side.

Timber sash and case windows with lying panes (some reeded glass). timber boarded door. Pitched roof; grey slates; stone skews; louvered triangular ventilators, circular ridge ventilator and large mushroom ventilators at eaves. Wrought iron finials. Cast-iron downpipes.

INTERIOR: main spaces have undergone alterations including false ceilings and subdivisions, resulting in a lack of coherence of the internal layout. Upper floor retains its original layout of flatted accommodation with 6-panel doors and plain fireplaces. A timber glazed screen survives behind the crowstepped gable to form a separate office space.

Statement of Interest

The Hayward Hall is a prominent civic building with well detailed stonework, including distinctive gothic detailing. Its elevation makes a considerable contribution to the streetscape linking the public areas of Bank Street and the Cornmill Square with the workers housing to the S. The building forms a strong linear group with the Volunteer Hall and the adjacent former Masonic Hall.

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