Basic Site Details

Name: Cranhill Housing Scheme
Town, district or village: Cranhill
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cranhill Housing Scheme was devoted to low-rise non-traditional housing types. It contained nearly 2600 dwellings comprising 160 P1/2/3 two-storey foamslag flats; hundreds of proprietary Atholl, Blackburn, and Orlit houses; small numbers of terrace houses; old/single people's houses; and nearly 1700 dwellings in four-storey tenements.

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 3Edinburgh Road North of Edinburgh Road, between Ruchazie Road (west) and Stepps Road (east).
Item 2 of 3Ruchazie Road  
Item 3 of 3Stepps Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61949 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 6October 1951 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunCorporation has scheme in hand for the erection of 146 houses
Item 3 of 6March 1951 ProposedCorporation to erect 100 houses
Item 4 of 6April 1951 ProposedPlans to be prepared for 128 Corporation houses
Item 5 of 6May 1951 ProposedPlans to be prepared for 240 houses
Item 6 of 622 August 1952 ProposedCorporation to erect 40 houses and shops


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 2Archibald George JuryArchitectA1949 As Director of Housing
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) A1949 With A G Jury as Director of Housing

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 26 shops and 24 flats, Bellrock Street/Ruchazie Road, Cranhill Housing Scheme 
Item 2 of 2Cranhill Housing Scheme ExtensionInfill development of three 19-storey tower blocks and five five-storey blocks (containing 459 houses in total) on empty ground to the north of orginal Cranhill Housing Scheme (north of Bellrock Crescent and Fasthill Street on a former dumping ground for chemical waste).


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder12 October 1951  p502
Item 2 of 5Builder16 March 1951  p401
Item 3 of 5Builder20 April 1951  p569
Item 4 of 5Builder4 May 1951  p640
Item 5 of 5Builder22 August 1952  p281

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild GCA DG 1949/564, 1949/673, 1950/189, 1951/24, 1951/112, 1951/263