Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish Veterans' Garden Cities Association Settlement, Kitchener Crescent
Town, district or village: Longniddry
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The first Garden Settlement, which has been formed at Longniddry, East Lothian, for the purpose of housing our disabled soldiers and sailors in the Royal Scots area by the Scottish Veterans Garden City Association, has been opened. In the beginning of 1916 the site was fixed upon and plans were prepared by Messrs Henry and MacLennan of Edinburgh for the erection of sixty cottage houses, each surrounded by a small garden. Twenty cottages have been erected and three of them are occupied. More would have been built but the Association was prevented from going on by the Government regulation that no fresh buildings should be erected without the consent of the Ministry of Ammunitions. The cottages are all self-contained, with their own ground. The settlement is built in the shape of a crescent and it is proposed to lay out a large proportion of the ground in front as a recreation ground. [Builder 19 October 1917 p229]

Scottish Veterans' Garden City Association founded May 1915.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Colorado Springs CottagesYes 

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 3Aberlady Road  
Item 2 of 3Kitchener CrescentYes 
Item 3 of 3Wemyss Terrace  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119161922  


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 3Henry & MaclennanArchitectural practiceA19161922 
Item 2 of 3James Macintyre HenryArchitectA19161922 
Item 3 of 3Thomas Forbes MaclennanArchitectA19161922 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Scottish Veterans Garden City Association 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p317
Item 2 of 4Rosenburg, Lou2016Scotland's Homes fit for Heroes: Garden City Influences on the Development of Scottish Working Class Housing, 1900-1939 Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies: The Word Bankp212-13
Item 3 of 4RSA1944   616
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1923    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder19 October 1917  p227 opening
Item 2 of 2BuilderEarly 1920CXVIII p446

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register131631, 2
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register13164Nos 7, 8, 9, 10
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register13165nos 3, 4, 13, 14
Item 4 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register13166Nos 5, 6, 11 & 12, 15, 16, 17 and 18