Basic Site Details

Name: Northfield
Town, district or village: Colinton
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Check this in Braidwood

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Cooliney name in 1942
Item 2 of 3Spylaw Park  
Item 3 of 3Villa for Johnstone C Wright Name in plans (was called 'Northfield' by 1905, when James Bow Dunn submitted his FRIBA papers)

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 14, Spylaw AvenueYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31902   
Item 2 of 31920s Alterations and additions(?)Alterations? (Plans including electrics, lighting and gas points.)
Item 3 of 31942 AdditionPlans for addition dated.


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 7Dunn & FindlayArchitectural practiceA1902  
Item 2 of 7James Bow DunnArchitectA1902  
Item 3 of 7James Leslie FindlayArchitectA1902  
Item 4 of 7Arthur Forman Balfour PaulArchitectB1920s Alterations? (Plans including electrics, lighting and gas points.)
Item 5 of 7Rowand Anderson & PaulArchitectural practiceB1920s Alterations? (Plans including electrics, lighting and gas points.)
Item 6 of 7Leadbetter, Fairley & ReidArchitectural practiceC1942 Addition.
Item 7 of 7Robert Stirling ReidArchitectC1942 Addition.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Wright, Johnstone C, EsqOriginal client


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Braidwood, Niall C1988Dunn and Findlay and The Scotsman Building RIBA Dissertation 1988p158
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp521

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Edinburgh City ArchivesMidlothian Dean of Guild Plans November 1902
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29806 
Item 3 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCowie and Seaton Collection CSE 1920/95/1, CSE 1940/36/1
Item 4 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDunn and Findlay Collection DC 9921-9927
Item 5 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Bow Dunn: F v15 p131 no1006 (microfilm reel 11)
Item 6 of 6Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore210111