Basic Site Details

Name: Northfield Housing Estate
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 500 houses.

Parts of this are B Listed

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Abercorn Estate  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1House  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 21, 2, 3, 4, Northfield GardensYes 
Item 2 of 2Willowbrae RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21919 Competition design 
Item 2 of 21921 Plans approved 


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 4Fairlie, Reid & ForbesArchitectural practiceA1919(?)1921 
Item 2 of 4George ReidArchitectA19191921 
Item 3 of 4James Smith ForbesArchitectA19191921 
Item 4 of 4Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitectA19191921 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1City of Edinburgh 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp565
Item 2 of 3Nuttgens, Patrick1959Reginald Fairlie 1883-1952: A Scottish Architect Edinburgh: Oliver & Boydp52
Item 3 of 3RSA1920   710

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder5 September 1919CXVII p237
Item 2 of 2Builder19 September 1919CXVII p291

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 10 November 1921
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register49044nos 3 & 4 Northfield Gardens
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29442nos 1, 2 Northfield Gardens
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Reid: F no5107 (combined box 57)