Basic Site Details

Name: Silverknowes Housing Estate
Town, district or village: Silverknowes
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: This was called the 'Garden Estate of Edinburgh', and the drawings suggest that the layout was acquired and developed piecemeal, to the designs of Stewart Kaye from 1934. Construction began in early 1935 and the first five-apartment 'Colour Home' was sold for 700. This medium cost development was the eastern equivalent to the Carolside Park development.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Lauriston Farm Road  
Item 2 of 3Silverknowes Drive  
Item 3 of 314, Silverknowes Terrace  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11934  From 1934 onwards


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 1Stewart Kaye  1934  


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


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 Ltdp546
Item 2 of 2RCAHMS1999Homebuilders: Mactaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry RCAHMSp 58, 81-2, 104, 109, 117-9, 120-1, 136-44, 154-5, 162, 178
Advertisement for the Silverknowes developments in Edinburgh (1938) p58
Advertisement showing 'Two tickets to Silverknowes' (1937) Edinburgh Evening News p 81
Undated sketch design for 'super-unit' semi-detached type. p 83
'East & West - Mactaggart & Mickel homes are best!' advertisement illustrating the various housing schemes by Mactaggart & Mickel, Daily Record (1939) p 104