Basic Site Details

Name: Two multi-storey blocks of housing, Craigmillar Castle Gardens
Town, district or village: Craigmillar
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  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Craigmillar Castle Gardens  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21964 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 2May 1994 * DamageBroken windows and bus shelters following rioting and vandalism. Newspapers claim the rioters were "local youths" acting out because there were no local amenities or activities available to them.

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 2Alexander SteeleArchitectA1964 As City Architect
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)Architectural practiceA1964  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp545

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh Evening News16 May 1994  Article discussing rioting: p1
Article discussing improvements to area: p3
Item 2 of 2Scotsman25 February 1993  Articles covering Prince Charle's visit to the housing estate: p1, p5