Basic Site Details

Name: Avisfield
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost £4950. The builder was A&P Johnson and the other contractors are listed in the Architect’s Journal.

Information from the architects and current owners to HS.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Tomlinson House  

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 112, Cramond Road North  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319551957Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31964 AdditionFurther work - bedroom wing extension and later alteration to the garage
Item 3 of 31996 AdditionSun lounge and kitchen extension


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 7James Shepherd MorrisArchitectA19551957 
Item 2 of 7Morris & SteedmanArchitectural practiceA19551957 
Item 3 of 7Robert Russell SteedmanArchitectA19551957 
Item 4 of 7James Shepherd MorrisArchitectB1964 Further work - bedroom wing extension and later alteration to the garage
Item 5 of 7Morris & SteedmanArchitectural practiceB1964 Further work - bedroom wing extension and later alteration to the garage
Item 6 of 7Robert Russell SteedmanArchitectB1964 Further work - bedroom wing extension and later alteration to the garage
Item 7 of 7Steven ('Steve') Yeoman McAllister C1996 Sun lounge and kitchen extension


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2MacDonald, D W AClient for extensions
Item 2 of 2Tomlinson, Mr and Mrs B C 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp131
Item 2 of 5Fladmark, Mulvagh & Evans1991Tomorrow’s Architectural Heritage  p161
Item 3 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdpp66, 552
Item 4 of 5Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp32, p117-8, p121-3
Item 5 of 5McKean, Charles1992Edinburgh: an illustrated architectural guide  p162

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Architects Journal18 December 1958  p901
Item 2 of 7Architects Journal1 January 1959  pp23-28 (includes building specification).
Item 3 of 7Architectural DesignMarch 1962  p141-2
Item 4 of 7English Heritage Magazine1992  Letter from Mr Tomlinson p32
Item 5 of 7House and GardenFebruary 1959  pp42-43 ('With a view across the Forth')
Item 6 of 7Prospect1958Winter p28-30. Article by Robert Steedman.
Item 7 of 7Scotsman Review1959  'The New Scotsman'. p10

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild Submitted 1955
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register50793