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Report - N.Peal/Turnballs Finishing - Hawick (Sept 2016)

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Camera Shy, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. Camera Shy

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    Was up this way for something else, remembering Dweebs report we popped in here for a look, pretty fucked over but still quite for a look around - Visited with Will Knot. oh and if anyone has lost what looks like a brand new tripod in here it's in the boot of my car if you want it back......

    History taken from Dweebs report.....

    2-storey and attic, 8-bay, rectangular-plan office building with striking 5-stage Modern Movement water tower and single-storey sheds to NE and NW. Harled brick and red ashlar sandstone dressings. Ashlar base course, pronounced cornice to 1st floor, moulded eaves course. Regular fenestration with margined openings to all floors. Multi-pane top hopper windows, cast-iron rainwater goods. One of the more distinctive buildings related to the Hawick textile industry, the former Turnbull's office block has considerable architectural quality in terms of its detailing, and the contrast between the light render and red brick. The tower is a striking addition to the townscape and is designed in a proto-Modernist style, the earliest example of this style to appear in Hawick. It is believed to have held a water tank for sprinkler systems. Overall the office building dominates the surrounding streetscape, much of which has been redeveloped. As such the building forms important evidence of the dominance of the textile industry in the town, and the grandeur of many of the buildings associated with it.

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    Six 28DL Regular User
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    Nice pictures!

    I think the upstairs was definitely better than the ground floor in here, even if there were hundreds of little birds to contend with!
     
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