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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 25/11/1965


  • Local Authority: Edinburgh
  • Planning Authority: Edinburgh
  • Burgh: Edinburgh

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNT 25591 74904
  • Coordinates325591, 674904


Designed by Thomas Bonnar (see Notes), 1834-1856. 3-storey, 23-bay, astylar terraced tenement. Sandstone ashlar with channelled masonry at ground. Base course, cill bands and architraved windows at 1st and 2nd floors, decorative iron window guards/balconies at 1st floor windows, frieze course, corniced eaves, balustraded parapet with dies.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: timber panelled doors (some replacement) with large rectangular fanlights (multi-pane fanlight to No 4) to bays 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 21 and 23, windows to remaining bays, regular fenestration above (smaller 2nd floor windows).

Timber sash and case windows with variety of glazing patterns, including notable percentage of lying-pane, stacks with terracotta cans, cast-iron railings with spear-head finials.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Special Interest

Designed by Bonnar just before he died, built mainly under control of Alexander Black. The gable at No 11 shows that further building was intended (it would have turned NE into a large crescent facing NW), but at least enough was finished to appear complete from Bellevue Crescent. After Black's death Bonnar's ambitious scheme was given up. Their successor John Chesser designed the simple 2-storey U-plan terrace of houses on the SE side of East Claremont Street (Nos2-24) and in Bellevue Place. Most of the latter were not built until the 1890's. The rest of the area was partly developed with 4-storey tenements from the 1870's and then filled up with a motley sprinkling of 2-storey suburban houses.



Heriot Trust. Gifford, McWilliam and Walker, EDINBURGH, (1988), p422.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see

Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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