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Basic Site Details

Name: Commercial Bank of Scotland, Glasgow Branch
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Notes: The building cost £14,917.76 to erect, plus a further £200 for sculptural ornament.

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 2113, 115, Buchanan StreetYes 
Item 2 of 22-8, Gordon StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1018541857  
Item 2 of 101871  Alterations, £2874.
Item 3 of 101873  Alterations to Buchanan Street, £500.
Item 4 of 1018861887 Extension by Sydney Mitchell & Wilson
Item 5 of 101887 Design exhibited 
Item 6 of 108 December 1887  Tenders for extension accepted
Item 7 of 10c. 1930  Furnishings
Item 8 of 101938  Interiors remodelled
Item 9 of 1019481953Alteration/conversionAlterations
Item 10 of 105 June 1953 * Alterations and additionsPlans in hand for alterations and additions

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 12David RhindArchitectA18541857 
Item 2 of 12David RhindArchitectC1871 Alterations for £2874
Item 3 of 12David RhindArchitectD1873 Alterations to Buchanan Street, £500
Item 4 of 12Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectB18861887Extension
Item 5 of 12George WilsonArchitectB18861887Extension
Item 6 of 12Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceB18871887Extension - begun before Wilson was taken into partnership
Item 7 of 12Scott Morton & Co (later Scott Morton & Tynecastle Co Ltd; finally Scott Morton Ltd)Architectural practice c. 1930 Furnishings
Item 8 of 12James McCallumArchitect 1938 Alterations and remodelling of interiors
Item 9 of 12Alexander David HislopArchitectE19481953Alterations for Messrs Wilson Stirling & Co
Item 10 of 12Charles Gibson WelshArchitectE19481953Alterations for Messrs Wilson Stirling & Co.
Item 11 of 12Hislop & WelshArchitectural practiceE19481953Alterations for Messrs Wilson Stirling & Co.
Item 12 of 12A MacDonaldArchitect 5 June 1953 * Plans in hand for alterations and additions

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Commercial Bank of Scotland 
Item 2 of 2Wilson, Stirling & Co, MessrsTenants of Commercial Bank in the late 1940s and early 1950s for no 8

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Edinburgh Architectural Association1907Edinburgh Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue Edinburgh 
Item 2 of 6Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1887, no 1583
Item 3 of 6RSA1859   627
Item 4 of 6RSA1888   734
Item 5 of 6Scott, G G and Others1858A Series of Executed Examples of Ecclesiastical and Domestic Structures, by G G Scott and Others   
Item 6 of 6Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p225

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Academy Architecture XIV p53 Original perspective illustrated
Item 2 of 7Builder5 June 1953  p893
Item 3 of 7Builders Journal28 September 1898  Sydney Mitchell & Wilson work
Item 4 of 7Building Chronicle1 February 1855   
Item 5 of 7Building Chronicle1 December 1855   
Item 6 of 7Building News3 June 1887  p832 n nPerspective by Sydney Mitchell
Item 7 of 7Civil Engineer and Architects' JournalJanuary 1856v19 p1-2

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Glasgow University Library Special CollectionsHislop & Welsh CollectionGB 0247 MS Hislop 14/1-14 
Item 2 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33030 
Item 3 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR G/40
Item 4 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW 1880/32/1-21 (for Rhind and Mitchell work)
Item 5 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Wilson: F v19 p89 no 1396, microfolm reel 12
Item 6 of 7Royal Bank of Scotland Group ArchivesCommercial Bank Archives CS/102: Correspondence from David Rhind to Comercial Bank
Item 7 of 7Royal Bank of Scotland Group ArchivesCommercial Bank Board Minutes 12, 19 January and 8, 15 June 1854; 8 February 1855; 1 October 1857; 2 March 1871; 13 April 1871; 29 May 1873; 19 March 1885; 26 March 1885, 2 April 1885, 8 December 1887

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