Basic Site Details

Name: Houses at Bellevue
Town, district or village: Bellevue
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Bellevue, N. B.—Thirty-six handsome dwelling-houses are in course of erection at Bellevue. In designing the buildings, Mr. Chesser has followed the plain Grecian style of architecture; and both as regards exterior appearance and internal arrangements, the houses may well serve as models. Each separate dwelling measures 28 feet in frontage by 48 feet in depth, the height from the dining-room floor to the top cornice being about 30 feet. They are all self-contained, and consist of two flats in front, the feuars having the option of building a half-sunk flat or attics to the back. The houses have polished fronts, with moulded architraves round the doors and windows. They are surmounted by a stone-moulded cornice and blocking course, and the front chimney stalks are finished with moulded copings, those to the back being plain. A lane runs up the centre of the square, and is entered at the east end by an archway, which is to be furnished with ornamental cast-iron gates. A plot of garden-ground projecting eighteen feet in front is attached to each house ; and while adding to the advantages of the dwellings, this ground materially reduces the expense of the houses, as it takes the place of a sunk area and cellarage. The cost of erecting the houses is somewhere about £900 or £1,000 each. [Building News 19 September 1862 p224]

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Housing  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2BellevueYes 
Item 2 of 22-24, East Claremont StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11862 Build/constructionJournal reference


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1John ChesserArchitect 1862  


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News19 September 1862  p224