Basic Site Details

Name: North British and Mercantile Offices
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
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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 164 and 66, Princes StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 523 May 1843  Building opened
Item 2 of 51898  Design for new building - not executed
Item 3 of 519021905 Alterations to old building, or designs for new building
Item 4 of 51903 or 1904  Bryce building demolished (Colvin gives 1901)
Item 5 of 51904  Commission received for new building by Peddie & Washington Browne

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 9David BryceArchitectA18411843First building for North British and Mercantile on site
Item 2 of 9William BurnArchitectA1841 First building on sire for North British & Mercantile
Item 3 of 9(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectB1898 Design for new building - not executed
Item 4 of 9Wardrop & AndersonArchitectural practiceB1898 Design for new building - not executed
Item 5 of 9Burnett Napier Henderson OrphootArchitectC19021903Designs for new building, or alterations to old? - as apprentice to Peddie & Washington Browne; commission was secured in 1904, after Orphoot had left
Item 6 of 9George Washington BrowneArchitectC19021905Designs for new building, or alterations to old? - secured commission for new building in 1904
Item 7 of 9James Forbes SmithArchitectC19021905As assistant to Peddie & Washington Browne
Item 8 of 9John More Dick PeddieArchitectC19021905Designs for new building, or alterations to old? - secured commission for new building in 1904
Item 9 of 9Peddie & Washington BrowneArchitectural practiceC19021905Designs for new building, or alterations to old? - secured commission for new building in 1904

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1904 part 1 p71
Item 2 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 5NB & Mercantile Insurance Co1909Centenary Volume of the North British and Mercantile Insurance Company 1809-1909 Privately printed 
Item 4 of 5RSA1904   447
Item 5 of 5Varga, Susan2007Images of Scotland, Edinburgh New Town Chalford: Tempusp39

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder3 June 1882XLII  
Item 2 of 3RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128. List of works by Burn, compiled by T l Donaldson
Item 3 of 3Scotsman8 May 1876  Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild two sheets dated 11 May 1841
Item 2 of 5Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings)  
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 190012/1
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Burnett Napier Henderson Orphoot: L v19 no1494; James Forbes Smith: L v11 no656 (microfilm reel 33)