A double fronted shop unit with central access door providing good display frontage to market place, occupying the ground floor of a category b listed 19th century terraced building.
The building is of painted whinstone construction which is on two principal floors plus attic level with a two-storey offshoot to the rear.
A periwig maker, named halliwell used the buildings from 1712. by 1763, the close was owned mainly by halliwell, hence the name halliwells close.
Halliwells has most recently been occupied as a butchers but was a hardware/ironmongers between c.
1801 and 1981. fred robson the last ironmonger, exhibited interesting ironmongery in the back rooms.
The back rooms (now in separate ownership) are now a museum.
The unit is fitted out to a good specification, the accommodation comprises : front shop with preparation area to the rear, hallway to the east providing access to wc and understairs storage cupboard; rear shop with access off halliwells close, the vennel to the east is accessed off halliwells close (the vennel providing separate delivery/service access).
The subjects are situated in a prominent position fronting onto Market Place within Selkirk town centre.
Selkirk has a population of approximately 6,000 and benefits from a central position within the Scottish Borders with good road links to the north and south via the A7 arterial route which itself provides a high degree of passing trade.
Market Place itself is predominately characterised by a mix of retail and office uses at ground level, generally with residential accommodation on upper levels.
The town is located approximately 5 miles to the south of Galashiels, 11 miles to the north of Hawick, the largest population bases within the Borders with populations of approximately 14,000 and 16,000 respectively.
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