Basic Site Details

Name: West Pilton Housing Scheme
Town, district or village: West Pilton
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Edinbugh Corporation purchased 118 acres of farm land from the Buccleuch family to build houses at Granton Mains, Pennywell and West Pilton in 1935.
Some of these houses were prefabricated, but were already beginning to be removed for later phases of work from 1952

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 6Ferry Road Drive Completed 1942
Item 2 of 6West Pilton Avenue Completed 1942
Item 3 of 6West Pilton Circus Completed 1951
Item 4 of 6West Pilton Gardens Completed 1942
Item 5 of 6West Pilton Grove Completed 1942
Item 6 of 6West Pilton Place Completed 1942


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4 1942Build/constructionCompleted by 1942 West Pilton: Place, Grove, Avenue, Gardens and Ferry Road Drive
Item 2 of 419361937 Design Date?
Item 3 of 419501951Build/constructionWest Pilton Circus
Item 4 of 41984 ReconstructionPilton Circus - in the process of being converted with improved insulation, wood-framed windows and grey-tile pitched roofs.


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 4Ebenezer James MacRaeArchitect 19361937In conjunction with Stewart Kaye
Item 2 of 4Stewart KayeArchitect 19361937In conjunction with Ebeneezer MacRae as City Architect
Item 3 of 4Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)Architectural practiceA19361937With Ebeneezer MacRae as City Architect
Item 4 of 4Todd Jamieson PartnershipArchitectB1984 In the proces of being converted with improved insulation, wood-framed windows and grey-tile pitched roofs.


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 Ltdp677
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p566
Item 3 of 3RCAHMS1999Homebuilders: Mactaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry RCAHMSp 78, 114, 173

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Herald, The26 August 2011  'That Fighting Spirit'
Item 2 of 2North Edinburgh NewsMay 1998182 p6