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31 BELLFIELD STREET (Ref:26749)

This building is in the Edinburgh, City Of Council and the Edinburgh Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 14/12/1970.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NT 3093 7381.

Description

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.

Notes

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

References

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

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