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Nether Brotherstone,fort,Heriot

A Scheduled Monument in Galashiels and District, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.7824 / 55°46'56"N

Longitude: -2.9089 / 2°54'31"W

OS Eastings: 343094

OS Northings: 654714

OS Grid: NT430547

Mapcode National: GBR 814L.10

Mapcode Global: WH7VN.9X2J

Entry Name: Nether Brotherstone,fort,Heriot

Scheduled Date: 9 May 1935

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1177

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Fala and Soutra

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Galashiels and District

Traditional County: East Lothian


Late 18th-early 19th century with alterations and additions. 2-storey and attic; 4-bay former tenement block, since converted to single property. Crowstepped gables with beaked skewputts. Coursed droved sandstone rubble principle (W) elevation with droved dressings; coursed rubble side elevations; harled rear (partially rebuilt in brick). Eaves cornice to principle elevation. Architraved openings to principle elevation.

W (PRINCIPLE) ELEVATION: entrances with painted architraves and cornices to 2nd and 4th bays from left; replacement 2-leaf boarded timber door to left; boarded and panelled timber door with 4-light rectangular fanlight to right. Single window (blocked behind glazing) in between. Former window (blocked) to outer left. Regular fenestration (window to each bay) to 1st floor. Pair of later polygonal piended dormers above. Vertical margins to either side.

E ELEVATION: single storey 20th century extensions adjoin 1st floor to right (higher ground level on this side); contemporary boxed dormer with brick surround and slated sides added above (to original block). 2 architraved windows to left of 1st floor. Entrance to vennel to outer left below.

N ELEVATION: window to left of 1st floor. Small attic window to right of gable.

Mainly 12 and 2-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof. Gablehead stacks to either side (N and S); smaller later harled stack added to centre of S stack.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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