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Dr Bell's School

History

1830s

Dr Bell's School was a prominent 19th century building with a Tudor facade, situated in Great Junction Street, Leith.  It had a small indoor swimming pool.

The school was  built in 1835-39 in memory of Dr Andrew Bell who developed a system of older pupils tutoring younger, whilst in India, a method later used in more than 10,000 schools. 

Dr Bell endowed 10,000 to the school in 1831.  He died in 1932

Redevelopment
announced 2005

It is now proposed to transform the school into:

-  13  affordable flats (upper floor) and

-   a children's and family centre (lower floor).

[Edinburgh Evening News, Property Supplement:  13 April 2005, p.1]

 

 

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