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Historic site survey in rail town

Stow - Undiscovered Scotland
Stow will have a station under plans to reopen the Waverley line

Historic Scotland inspectors are to visit a town where a railway station is proposed on the reopened Waverley line.

It wants to identify the important structures and review existing listed buildings in and around Stow in the Scottish Borders.

Historic Scotland said there was "development pressure" in the area due to plans for the railway line.

It added that it would welcome information from the public about buildings of interest in the village.

Stow will be the site of a railway station under plans to reopen the railway line between Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.

Historic Scotland is keen to ensure this does not have any impact on important buildings in the area.

'Special importance'

"Stow and its parish are steeped in history, much of which is evidenced in the architectural landscape," said Historic Scotland's head of listing Dr Deborah Mays.

"There is development pressure in the area due to the proposed reopening of the Waverley line.

"The resurvey will highlight buildings of special importance whose interest should be maintained as far as possible."

Once a structure is listed, alterations that will affect its character require listed building consent before work can begin.


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