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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.

31 BELLFIELD STREETReference: LB26749

Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 14/12/1970
  • Supplementary Information Updated: 13/07/1992


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNT 30938 73811
  • Coordinates330938, 673811


Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay house at end of terrace; rectangular-plan with extension to rear. Finely droved ashlar; harled blank side elevation. Base course, cill course to 1st floor, cornice and blocking course.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: regularly disposed bays; windows to each floor of bay to centre and to left. Stylised fielded panel door in semicircular recess in bay to right; fluted ingoes; broad semicircular radial fanlight spanning door and flanking pilasters, also recessed; window at 1st floor above.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: pre-1856 projection at bay to right.

12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with platform at apex lit by cupola; coped skews and apex stacks.

INTERIOR: exceptionally high quality decorative plasterwork throughout, including gothic fan-vaulting to entrance hall, bosses and ribs to cupola, cornices, roses and overdoors to principal rooms; white marble drawing room chimneypiece with carved floral details and incised anthemions; original grate fittings; black marble dining room chimneypiece.

BOUNDARY WALLS: droved ashlar with coping.

Statement of Special Interest

Upon stylistic grounds one may assume that the plasterwork dates from a later date than the house itself.



Wood's map, 1824. Sutter's map, 1856. 2nd edition OS map, 1896. Dean of Guild.

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Listed Buildings

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