Basic Site Details

Name: Free Church Offices and Savings Bank
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of 1970s restoration work 115,000

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 115-16, North Bank StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 7c. 1860   
Item 2 of 71871  Minor alterations
Item 3 of 7c. 18911902 Alterations and additions - including details of James' Court
Item 4 of 7c. 1905  Alterations
Item 5 of 71908  Repairs
Item 6 of 71950  Alterations
Item 7 of 719771978RestorationAlso cleaning

People

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 14David CousinArchitect 18581863 
Item 2 of 14William Lambie Moffatt (originally William Lambie Moffat)Architect 1871 Minor alterations
Item 3 of 14Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectB18911902Alterations and additions - including details of James' Court
Item 4 of 14George WilsonArchitectB18911902Alterations and additions - including details of James' Court
Item 5 of 14Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceB18911902Alterations and additions - including details of James' Court
Item 6 of 14John Burnet & SonArchitectural practice c. 1905 Alterations
Item 7 of 14Alfred Lightly MacGibbonArchitectC1908 Repairs
Item 8 of 14MacGibbon & RossArchitectural practiceC1908 Repairs
Item 9 of 14Thomas RossArchitectC1908 Repairs
Item 10 of 14Dick Peddie, McKay & JamiesonArchitectural practiceD1950 Alterations
Item 11 of 14George Lindsay Auldjo JamiesonArchitectD1950 Alterations
Item 12 of 14John Ross McKayArchitectD1950 Alterations
Item 13 of 14Kenneth Lyle Stewart MurdochArchitectE19771978Restoration and cleaning
Item 14 of 14McLaren, Murdoch & HamiltonArchitectural practiceE19771978Restoration and cleaning

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Free Church of Scotland1970s client
Item 2 of 2Maitland, ThomasScotsman obituary gives 'late Mr John Maitland' as client who presemt the buildings to the Free Church as offices.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p73
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp179
Item 3 of 3RSA1863   311

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder30 October 1858XVI  
Item 2 of 4Builder24 November 1860XVIII Illustration
Item 3 of 4Building News27 March 1863   
Item 4 of 4Scotsman4 September 1878   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 13 June 1901
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28266No 16
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28265No 15
Item 4 of 6National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)William Lambie Moffatt Cash Book 1859-1881 GD 1/412/1 p32
Item 5 of 6National Library of ScotlandRoss Collection Plans and site notes
Item 6 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW 1890/29/1-10 (for Burnet, Mitchell and Peddie work)