Basic Site Details

Name: Moredun Housing
Town, district or village: Moredun
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The Moredun temporary housing areas included:
145 prefabricated aluminium bungalows, 186 'Blackburn Mark III' houses (designed by Sam Bunton in 1948), and 170 steel 'BISF' houses. The scheme's layout had originally been designed by J.A.W Grant with traditionally-built, Lorimerian-style cottages in mind: 251 of these were eventually built here. (Glendinning, 1997, p161)

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 2Craigour Avenue  
Item 2 of 2Craigour Drive  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21947 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 
Item 2 of 219481949Build/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 2John Alexander William Grant A1947  
Item 2 of 2Sam Bunton A19481949 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p570
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp161-2
Item 3 of 3  Accessed 21.04.12