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View of entrance front from South East

SC 533228

Description View of entrance front from South East

Catalogue Number SC 533228

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 23635 CN

Scope and Content Belford Mews, Sunbury, Belford Road, Dean, Edinburgh Sunbury, once a largely industrial area, is a small neighbourhood of mews buildings lying on flat alluvial land between the Water of Leith and Belford Road. It takes its name from Sunbury House and the associated distillery which once stood on this site. Belford Mews, a row of red sandstone terraced cottages with mansard roofs and stabling for horses, was built as workers' housing in the late 19th century. The original stables have now been converted into garages. The term 'mews' (literally from the French 'muer', to moult) was first given to the area occupied by the royal stables at Charing Cross in London which was built on the site where the cages, used for keeping the king's hawks, were kept. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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