Basic Site Details

Name: Lochfoot Village Housing
Town, district or village: Lochfoot
City or county: Kirkcudbrightshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Two pairs of semi-detached cottages (1-3 and 2-4 Moat Drive, Lochfoot), the first houses to be erected under the rural housing scheme in Scotland, were formally opened on 28 December 1943 by Joseph Westwood, the Under Secretary of State for Scotland. Plans and front elevations of these were illustrated in the Builder for 28 January 1944.

They formed part of a larger scheme of 28 houses (the layout of which was also illustrated in the Builder), a scheme subsequently modified to provide a total of 30 houses as built on the same site. Only these four original cottages were of two stories, all the remaining dwellings are semi-detached single story.

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 2Moat Drive  
Item 2 of 2Steele Avenue  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 228 December 1943 OpenedFirst four houses
Item 2 of 2Early 1944   


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 2A R CaldwellArchitect 1943  
Item 2 of 2Archibald Thomson CaldwellArchitect 1943 A R Caldwell is probably an error for A T Caldwell.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder28 January 1944CLXVI p71 including site layout and individual house plans