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Edinburgh, Comiston, Oxgangs Crescent

Tower Block(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Comiston, Oxgangs Crescent

Classification Tower Block(S) (20th Century)

Canmore ID 299822

Site Number NT26NW 492

NGR NT 23617 69407

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian


Commission And Contract (1960)

A development of three fifteen-storey tower blocks built as public housing by Edinburgh Borough Council in Oxgangs. The blocks contained 240 dwellings in total. Construction was approved by committee in 1960. The contractor for the development was Laing.

Glendinning and Methusius 1994

Complete Demolition (1960 - 2009)

All three fifteen-storey blocks are now demolished. The date of demolition is unknown. It is not known whether the blocks were demolished at the same time.

Photographic Record (November 1982)

Photos taken by Dr Miles Glendinning for research purposes.


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