Basic Site Details

Name: East Pilton Housing Estate, layout and phase 1
Town, district or village: East Pilton
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Mactaggart & Mickel's first Edinburgh development was at East Pilton, Granton; and was developed over five years in three phases. In late 1932, the company proposed to build 500 'subsidy class' houses on 31 acres feued from Edinburgh Corporation. Phase 1 was the only phase of the 3-phase development to be built with subsidies from Edinburgh Corporation. Only two of the Mactaggart & Mickel house types were used at East Pilton.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21930  Laid out
Item 2 of 21932  Phase 1 of houses


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 4MacTaggart and Mickel Ltd     
Item 2 of 4Ebenezer James MacRae  1930 Edinburgh City Architect - responsible for layout
Item 3 of 4Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation) A1930 31 acres were feued from Edinburgh Corporation
Item 4 of 4Stewart Kaye  1932 Houses in phase 1


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp609
Item 2 of 2RCAHMS1999Homebuilders: Mactaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry RCAHMSp 47, 73-8, 109, 122, 142, 166, 173
Three alternative facade designs by Stewart Kaye (1933) p74
Image of East Pilton scheme (1930s view) p74
Image of extract from newspaper article showing the East Pilton scheme under construction (1933) p75

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1932Jul - Dec p 243
Item 2 of 2North Edinburgh NewsMay 1998182 p6