Hawick [1st]

Location type


Name and dates

Hawick [1st] (1849-1862)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway).


When built, this terminus was opened next to the north bridge over the River Teviot, a little way from the town centre.

There was a three road passenger trainshed on Dovemount Place, a two road goods shed to the south of that, and a small fan of goods sidings south again. To the north of the passenger station was Hawick Shed.

Across Dovemount Place and Wilton Place was the Railway Hotel. Much of the land by the station was not yet developed.

The station closed in 1862 when it was replaced by Hawick [2nd].

The passenger trainshed was replaced by a goods shed - possibly with some of the building in common as it had a similar floor plan and an L shaped portion to the north also existed on the later goods shed. The goods shed had two lines and platforms under the covered roof on either side.

The sidings by the original goods shed became the road approach to the second station and were replaced by new sidings to the north of the locomotive shed. The original goods shed was removed.


Teviotdale Leisure Centre


Station terminus

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Galashiels 1897: Selkirkshire Sheet 08.02 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Selkirkshire)

Galashiels to Edinburgh: Including the Lauder and Dalkeith Branches - the Waverley Route (Scml)

Hawick 1897: Roxburghshire Sheet 25.07 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Roxburghshire)

Hawick to Galashiels: The Waverley Route Including the Selkirk Branch (Scottish Main Lines)

Last Years of the Waverley Route

North British Railway, Vol. 1 (Standard Railway History)

North British Railway, Vol. 2 (Standard Railway History)

On the Waverley Route

Railways Of Scotland 2: The Waverley Route DVD - Cinerail

The Waverley Route Through Time

The Waverley Route: Its Heritage and Revival

The Waverley Route: The Postwar Years

Waverley Route: The battle for the Borders Railway

Waverley Route: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Borders Railway

Waverley: Portrait of a Famous Route