Basic Site Details

Name: Colinton Mains Housing Estate
Town, district or village: Colinton Mains
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Comprised 920 'flatted villa' dwellings. Typical houses comprised four rooms, kitchenette, and bathroom for a 32 annual rent.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119371938Build/construction 


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 3George Learmonth Harkess Walls A19371938 
Item 2 of 3Stewart Kaye A19371938 
Item 3 of 3Stewart Kaye & Walls A19371938 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Mactaggart & Mickel 

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 1Oxgangs Farm housing estateLand from this farm was feued to Mactaggart & Mickel in July 1936 as an extension to their Colinton Mains housing estate.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1RCAHMS1999Homebuilders: Mactaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry RCAHMSp 73, 75-78, 122, 155, 166, 169, 173, 183, 195
Original proposed layout of Colinton Mains Estate (1930s) p77