History of the Blacket Conservation Area

Find out more about early development in the lands of Newington, Benjamin Bell and Newington House, plans for the new streets in the Blacket area, feus and feuing conditions in the Blackets, the Blacket lodge keepers, the choice of plants for Blacket shrubbery, planning and local infrastructure issues in the Blacket area. Read more...

Interesting houses and residents

Find out more about Newington House, other Grade A listed buildings in the Blacket conservation area, Grade B and Grade C listed buildings and buildings of interest across Dalkeith Road and across Minto Street as well as some famous residents that have lived in the Blacket area. Read more...

The origin of street names in Blacket

Many of the place names in the area owe their origin to the Bell family. Indeed, Bellville was the colloquial name for Newington prior to the area's full development. Read more...

Observations by Blacket residents past and present

Alison Bradley [Lamb]

The Lamb family (first my grandparents and subsequently the next generation and their two children lived at 14 Blacket Place from about 1936. My own memories date from around 1944 (age five). Read more...

East Entrance to Blacket Avenue. Probably pre 1920.

The east entrance to Blacket Avenue from Minto Street. Probably pre-1920.

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