West High Street

Buildings, Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues
Watch out for notable buildings including the Masonic Lodge, a category B listed building and restored houses by the NTS

About West High Street

At the junction of Crofts Road and West High Street is a white house (No 78 West High Street). This property was the Beadle's House (church officer) for the United Presbyterian Church (see Kirk Wynd).
The large whinstone built structure with blue doors is the Masonic Lodge for Lauder. You'll see the Masonic symbol above the door.
Nos 47-51, note how they are set back from the roadside. This area was once called Dawson's Brae after a local doctor called Dr Dawson who used to live at the centre house, No 49.
No 43 is a fine example of a 19th century single storey cottage of whinstone rubble, formed by merging two 3 bay cottages. This is a category B listed building with original internal features. This property was recently featured in the Scottish Civic Trust 'Buildings at Risk' register and was shown on National TV in an attempt to find a restoring owner. The property was purchased in 1999 and work is underway to make the property habitable once again.
No 43: In the mid 19th century, became the library where 476 volumes were in stock and evening lectures were held.
Nos 31 and 33: The National Trust (as part of their Little Houses scheme) restored these properties in 1979. Note the tiny close between these buildings. This leads through to another property behind the main High Street.

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