Basic Site Details

Name: Muirhouse Housing Scheme first development
Town, district or village: Muirhouse
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31953 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 32 October 1953 * Scheme acceptedHousing Committee approves layout, etc, for 1,330 houses in blocks of eight and ten storeys - road work to start Feb, and site should be ready for work to start on the 2,280,000 scheme by July (estimated 2-3 years to complete)
Item 3 of 31963 Build/constructionEastern part of Muirhouse scheme (Pennywell Place and Gardens) begun

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 1John Alexander William GrantArchitect, Architectural practiceA19531963 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp627
Item 2 of 2Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p570

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder2 October 1953  p525