Basic Site Details

Name: Eastriggs Garden Village
Town, district or village: Eastriggs
City or county: Dumfriesshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Built to accommodated munitions workers at the nearby factories. The chief township at Gretna included housing for men and women together with, laundry, bakery, and central kitchen for distributing food to the hostels, and mess rooms for the factory hands. The subsidiary township of Eastriggs provided accommodation for labour living near the western end of the munitioms factory, and not far from Dornock Station

Architect Raymond Unwin FRIBA.
Chief Assistant architect S. B. Russell. FRIBA
Resident architect Courtney M. Crickmer, F.R.I.B.A.,
Others. C E Simmons, Geoffrey Lucas, H A Saul, R. S. Bowers, A. O Cave and Harold Burgess.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119161918  


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 3Samuel Bridgman RussellArchitect   Chief asistant architect
Item 2 of 3Courtenay Melville CrickmerArchitect 19161918Resident architect
Item 3 of 3Raymond UnwinArchitectA19161918Master plan


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Explosives Department. Ministry of Munitions 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Post Office Eastriggs 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1996Dumfries and Galloway (The Buildings of Scotland)  p321

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder3 January 1919  p25 and Supplement to issue of 3 January 1919 Page xvi-xxiv - photographs
Item 2 of 5Building News2 October 1918  p232 and illustrations including layout plan of the village
Item 3 of 5Building News16 October 1918  p255 and illustrations
Item 4 of 5Building News23 October 1918  p283 and illustrations
Item 5 of 5Building News13 November 1918  p332 and illustrations