Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

27, 27A AND 29 HIGH STREETLB39191

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 25220 40420
325220, 640420


Late 19th century; 18th century range to rear. 3-storey 3-bay building to street with pend and 2 shops at ground, and classical ornament; 2-storey range extends between wynds to rear.

N (STREET) ELEVATION: dressed cream sandstone with polished ashlar dressings; long and short quoins. At ground, pend to left; pair of timber shopfronts with set-back glazed doors and bipartite plate glass shop windows; divided and framed by fluted and panelled pilasters, outer with segmental cornice bearing garland cresting; linking cornice. Segmental-headed windows to upper floors with moulded architraves. At 1st floor, centre window with swan neck pediment joined by garland, and

shaped apron; flanking windows bipartite and pedimented. At 2nd floor, window to each bay; bracketed cill course. Eaves cornice.

Brick rear elevation.

Timber sash and case windows; 4-pane and plate glass. Grey-green slates; ashlar-coped skews; gablet skewputts; corniced ashlar dressed stacks; cast-iron eaves guttering.

RANGE TO REAR: harled; concrete and ashlar margins.

E ELEVATION: good doorpiece at ground to right; lugged architrave with egg and dart moulding, fluted frieze with rosettes and consoled cornice; panelled door; ashlar stone above inscribed IB MP 1672; good window at 1st floor with hollow architrave; consoled cill with fluted apron and central rosette; consoled cornice with guilloche frieze. Windows to left and forestair to gabled timber porch (27a) to 1st floor. Piend-roofed dormer to left.

W ELEVATION: irregular fenestration with etched stair window and piend-roofed dormer.

S ELEVATION: blank gable end.

Timber sash and case multi-pane windows. Grey slates; ashlar-coped skews; coped rendered stack.

INTERIOR: not seen 1994.

Statement of Special Interest

The 1st floor window to the wynd is clearly re-using ornament form elsewhere or from earlier building on site.



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About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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