Basic Site Details

Name: Balmadies
Town, district or village: Colinton
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 4House  
Item 2 of 4Garage  
Item 3 of 4Gateway  
Item 4 of 4Wall  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 165, Spylaw Bank RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 511 March 1914  Submission to Dean of Guild
Item 2 of 51915   
Item 3 of 510 April 1924  Plans dated - alterations
Item 4 of 51927  Additions
Item 5 of 51934  Further additions


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 3(Sir) Matthew Montgomerie OchterlonyArchitectA1914After 1915 
Item 2 of 3Hippolyte J Blanc & SonArchitectural practiceC1924 Alterations
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Matthew Montgomerie OchterlonyArchitectB1927 Additions. Perhaps also the 1934 additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Harrison, Norman StanleyClient for 1924 work
Item 2 of 3Hunter, NormanClient for 1927 additions
Item 3 of 3Ochterlony, LadyOriginal client


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp521
Item 2 of 4RSA1915   592
Item 3 of 4RSA1916   580
Item 4 of 4RSA1927   569

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder25 June 1915CVIII pp585, 589, 595. Illustration

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 Plans dated 10 April 1924 and 5 March 1925 (22 May 1924 for garage)
Item 2 of 4Edinburgh City ArchivesMidlothian Dean of Guild Plans Box 8 DRT 10, plans dated 11 march 1914
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2982065 SPYLAW BANK ROAD, BALMADIES, WITH BOUNDARY WALL, GATEPIERS, GARAGE AND GREENHOUSE.
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Matthew Montgomerie Ochterlony: F no3077 (box 16)