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Basic Site Details

Name: Flats, Great Michael Rise and Annfield
Town, district or village: Newhaven
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Annfield Housing won Civic Trust Award.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 229, 31, 33, AnnfieldYesHS gives no 30, rather than 31.
Item 2 of 22, Great Michael RiseYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31957 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31959 Completion4-storey 30-flat block on south boundary abutss 2-storey 6-flat stepped block to west; two wings of 3-storey 6-flat blocks with two shops at the junction sit at the entrance to the access road; the buildings are of brick with coloured harling and Balachulish slate roofs per Builder 12 May 1961 pp886-888
Item 3 of 31959 Won award or awardsSaltire Society Design Award for flats completed during 1959 per Builder 12 May 1961 p886

People

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 9(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectA19561959 
Item 2 of 9Andrew RentonArchitectA19561959 
Item 3 of 9Basil Spence & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19561959 
Item 4 of 9John Hardie GloverArchitectA19561959 
Item 5 of 9Peter Scott FergusonArchitectA19561959 
Item 6 of 9Robert Watt Young DobieArchitectA1956 Worked on scheme as apprentice with Basil Spence.
Item 7 of 9Richard Ross Forbes CassidyArchitectA19571959Job architect
Item 8 of 9T Harley Haddow & PartnersArchitectural practice, EngineerB19571959 
Item 9 of 9Thomas Harley HaddowArchitect, EngineerB19571959 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Edwards, Brian1995Basil Spence 1907-1976  pp71-72
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp612
Item 3 of 3Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp380 Gazetteer 2

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder12 May 1961  'Saltire Award Flats, Newhaven' pp886-888; photo of block 1 looking toward block 2 and site plan p886; ground floor plan of shop and block 4 and two photos p887; photo of corner shop and block 3, wall section and section through block p888
Item 2 of 2Builder30 June 1961  captioned photo in 'Recent Provincial Architecture' p1261

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Courtesy of Richard CassidyInformation given to Yvonne Hillyard April 2012
Item 2 of 5Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 28 Spetember 1956
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register43699 
Item 4 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Peter Scott Ferguson: F no5472 (combined box 80) ('HO at Newhaven')
Item 5 of 5Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore236359 

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