Basic Site Details

Name: Bank of Scotland Headquarters, The Mound
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 211, Bank StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Bank of Scotland, The MoundYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 19  Alterations and additionswork by L A Rolland & Partners
Item 2 of 1918011803Build/constructionOriginal building. Colvin gives dates as 1802-6.
Item 3 of 19c. 1851c. 1857 Perspective (not dated) showing suggested remodelling
Item 4 of 191854  Proposed remodelling with colonnade on north elevation
Item 5 of 1929 October 1858  Scheme for remodelling - date of sketch plans 1-3
Item 6 of 19January 1860  Scheme for remodelling - date of sketch plans A, BI and BII
Item 7 of 1912 January 1860  4 schemes for elevations - I, II and III - date of drawings
Item 8 of 1916 February 1860  Scheme for remodelling - date of sketch plans CII
Item 9 of 19April 1860  Bryce consulted on Peddie & Kinnear proposals
Item 10 of 1916 April 1860  Design IV, 2 versions - date of drawings
Item 11 of 1918641871 Additions and alterations by Bryce
Item 12 of 191864  Bryce commissioned
Item 13 of 1920 July 1872  Drawings dated - Date of drawings for scheme for screen wall with grassed walks behind the wall
Item 14 of 1923 May 1877  New terrace wall and pavilions - drawings dated
Item 15 of 191878 ConstructionNew terrace wall and pavilions
Item 16 of 191883  Modification of cupola of dome
Item 17 of 191930  Alterations and additions
Item 18 of 192006 Refurbishment 
Item 19 of 192007 Won award or awardsThe following awards were received by Malcolm Fraser:
Edinburgh Architectural Assocation: Regeneration/Conservation Award
British Council for Offices: Scottish Regional Refurbished/Recycled Building Workplace
Roses Design Awards (Silver)
Scottish Design Award: Best Re-Use of a Listed Building

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 21L A Rolland & PartnersArchitectJ  Alterations
Item 2 of 21Lawrence ('Larry') Anderson Lyon RollandArchitectJ  Alterations
Item 3 of 21Richard CrichtonArchitectA18011803Original building - jointly with Robert Reid
Item 4 of 21Robert ReidArchitectA18011803Original building - jointly with Richard Crichton
Item 5 of 21William Sibbald junior K18021806 
Item 6 of 21Robert William BillingsArchitect c. 1851c. 1857Suggested remodelling
Item 7 of 21David BryceArchitectB1854 Proposed remodelling with colonnade on north elevation
Item 8 of 21Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectC18581860Schemes for remodelling Reid & Crichton building. Bryce commissioned
Item 9 of 21John Dick PeddieArchitectC18581860Schemes for remodelling Reid & Crichton building. Bryce commissioned
Item 10 of 21Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceC18581860Schemes for remodelling Reid & Crichton building. Bryce commissioned
Item 11 of 21David BryceArchitectD18641871Alterations and additions
Item 12 of 21David BryceArchitectG20 July 1872 Date of drawings for scheme for screen wall with grassed walks behind the wall
Item 13 of 21Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectE18771878Retaining wall
Item 14 of 21John Dick PeddieArchitectE18771878Retaining wall
Item 15 of 21Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceE1877 Retaining wall
Item 16 of 21Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectF1883 Modification of cupola of dome
Item 17 of 21John More Dick PeddieArchitectF1883 Modification of cupola of dome
Item 18 of 21Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceF1883 Modification of cupola of dome
Item 19 of 21Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitect 1930 Alterations and additions
Item 20 of 21Malcolm FraserArchitectH2006 Alterations
Item 21 of 21Malcolm Fraser Architects  H2006 Alterations

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Bank of Scotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Cameron, Alan1995Bank of Scotland 1695-1995  pp89-90, 134-135
Item 2 of 8Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 8Grant, James1883 Old and New Edinburgh  
Item 4 of 8Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Worksvol II, p496
Item 5 of 8Malcolm, Charles1948The Bank of Scotland 1695-1945   
Item 6 of 8Nuttgens, Patrick1959Reginald Fairlie 1883-1952: A Scottish Architect Edinburgh: Oliver & Boydp54
Item 7 of 8RSA1865   21, 192
Item 8 of 8Shepherd, Thomas Modern Athens  Plate at p74

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder12 August 1865XXIII  
Item 2 of 3Builder1 June 1878XXXVI Terrace
Item 3 of 3Builder29 December 1883XLV Modification of dome

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Bank of Scotland ArchivesBank of Scotland Drawings Collection For Bryce work (including 1872 scheme) and Peddie & Kinear schemes. Also for terrace wall and modification of dome. Billings scheme
Item 2 of 5Bank of Scotland ArchivesBank of Scotland, Union Bank etc Archives Minutes, 29 October 1800 'Resolved to employ Robert Reid and Richard Crichton, Architects in Edinburgh, jointly'. Also information about Sibbald.
Item 3 of 5Courtesy of Malcolm FraserInformation sent to Dictionary Sent September 2015
Item 4 of 5Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild Four sheets dated 9 June 1864, 16 June 1864
Item 5 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28263