Basic Site Details

Name: Commercial Bank of Scotland, Dunfermline Branch
Town, district or village: Dunfermline
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: David Rhind built the original bank for 1,358 in 1838-9. Wardrop and Reid made plans for a 300 extension in 1882, but the building was halted so that they could draw up plans for a larger extension, originally estimated between 1500 and 2000. On 18 January 1883, a final estimate of 2963.5.8 was approved.

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 15-7, Abbot StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318381839  
Item 2 of 318821883 Large extension
Item 3 of 318 January 1883  Final estimate for extension approved, 2963.5.8


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 4David RhindArchitect 18381839 
Item 2 of 4Charles ReidArchitectA18821883 
Item 3 of 4James Maitland WardropArchitectA1882  
Item 4 of 4Wardrop & ReidArchitectural practiceA18821883Large extension


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


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect XXIX p84
Item 2 of 2British Architect2 February 1883XIX p60

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Dunfermline Burgh OfficeDunfermline Dean of Guild Folder no 179
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25980 
Item 3 of 3Royal Bank of Scotland Group ArchivesCommercial Bank Board Minutes 25 October 1838 and 2 May 1839, 22 June 1882, 6, 17 July 1882, 12 October 1882, 18 January 1883