Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 26729 71885
326729, 671885


1827. 2 storey with raised basement and additional storey to No 30;

21 bay, near symmetrical, classical terrace of 3-bay houses; advanced central and terminal blocks. Cream sandstone ashlar; droved at basement and 1st floor, rusticated at ground; coursed rubble to sides and rear. Base course; cill course to architraved 1st floor windows; palmette and anthemion pattern cast iron window guards to 1st floor of Nos 24, 25, 27, 28 and 29; cornice and blocking course.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3 bay central and terminal blocks. Band course; balustraded parapet with carved urns to No 24. Doorways to outer left of central block and to outer right of terminal blocks; panelled doors; segmental arched plate glass fanlights to terminal blocks, umbrella fanlight to central block; engaged Doric columns to doorpieces; single windows to 1st floor above. Single windows to both floors in remaining bays set in segmental arched panels; single windows to basements with ornamental cast iron grilles to No 24. Linking blocks: 6 bay; doorways to central bays; panelled doors; plate glass fanlights; single windows to 1st floor above and to both floors and basements in remaining bays.

E elevation: irregular fenestration; full height, 3 light canted bay window to outer left of No 24.

N (MAYFIELD TERRACE) ELEVATION: central window at ground; stained glass stair window between floors above. Single storey entrance wing adjoining to E; 2 bay; pedimented doorway to outer right; boarded door; floral carving and bargeboards to pediment. Bipartite window to outer left with ornamental cast iron grilles; carved bargeboards to overhanging eaves above.

S (EAST MAYFIELD) ELEVATION: doorway (30A Minto Street) to outer right; irregular fenestration above and to outer left.

Predominantly plate glass, timber sash and case windows to W; some pivot windows; some 12 pane to S and rear. Grey slate platformed roof; corniced wallhead and ridge stacks; moulded cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1996.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low coursed and coped boundary wall to Minto Street; high rubble wall to Mayfield Terrace; high coped and coursed rubble wall to East Mayfield. Original railings to steps to doorways, areas and to East Mayfield; replacement railings to Minto Street.



William Forbes Gray "The Lands of Newington and their Owners" BOOK OF THE OLD EDINBURGH CLUB VOL 24 (1942), pp154 155; Gifford, McWilliam and Walker EDINBURGH (1992), p642.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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