Basic Site Details

Name: British Linen Bank, Head Office
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Bank of Scotland  

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 138-39, St Andrew SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318471851 Completed
Item 2 of 319291931 New east wings
Item 3 of 319491955ReconstructionNew suite for general manager and war memorial


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 6David BryceArchitectB18471851In collaboration with Hugh Wallace (sculptor)
Item 2 of 6J M Dick Peddie & Walker ToddArchitectural practiceA19291931New east wings
Item 3 of 6William James Walker ToddArchitectA19291931New east wings
Item 4 of 6Alexander Esmé Gordon (or Esmé Gordon)ArchitectD19491955New suite for general manager and war memorial
Item 5 of 6Gordon & DeyArchitectural practiceD19491955New suite for general manager and war memorial
Item 6 of 6William Gordon DeyArchitectD19491955New suite for general manager and war memorial


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 2 of 6Fiddes, Valerie and Rowan, Alistair1976David Bryce 1803-1876 Exhibition Catalogue, University of Edinburghp92
Item 3 of 6Grant, James1883 Old and New Edinburgh vol III, p170
Item 4 of 6Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Worksvol II, p495
Item 5 of 6Malcolm, Charles1950A History of the British Linen Bank   
Item 6 of 6RSA1931   533 (Exhibited by Walker Todd)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder31 August 1850VIII  
Item 2 of 2BuilderEarly 1931CXL p1006 (Design exhibited at RSA)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtauld InstituteConway Library Photograph of front sent to RIBA by Bryce in 1865
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29707 
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPm 1920/148/2
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William James Walker Todd: L no3917 (box 18); William Dey: A no5824 (stored under F5124, combined box 58); F no5124 (combined box 58)