Basic Site Details

Name: 30-52 and 54-68 Victory Avenue
Town, district or village: Gretna
City or county: Dumfriesshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Nos 30-52 are C Listed

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 230-52, Victory AvenueYes 
Item 2 of 254-68, Victory AvenueYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11917   


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 2Courtenay Melville CrickmerArchitect 1917 As site architect
Item 2 of 2Raymond UnwinArchitectA1917 Masterplan with Crickmer as site architect

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Garden Village, GretnaSee also Garden Village, Eastriggs

The chief township at Gretna included housing for men and women munition workers 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.

Subject to the necessary criticism and co-ordination of the designs, ... the principle adopted was to leave the individual architects as free a hand as possible with their designs and individual buildings. The result, therefore, is largely one of co-operative effort on the part of the number of architects, most of whom were in private practice previous to the outbreak of the war. [Building News 2 October 1918]


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Historic Scotland Lists     

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register994030-52 Victory Avenue
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register994154-68 Victory Avenue - deleted from list 2012
Item 3 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register996483-105 Victory Avenue