Basic Site Details

Name: National Bank of Scotland, St Enoch Square
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Plean stone used.

Cost of 1930s reconstruction and new banking hall: 30,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Bank 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 122-24, St Enoch SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 77 June 1900  Bank to try to purchase site on St Enoch Square for 20,000
Item 2 of 719061907Construction 
Item 3 of 71 February 1906  Bank invited plans from Marwick and Paterson
Item 4 of 719 April 1906  Paterson's plans selected; Marwick to be paid for time
Item 5 of 721 June 1906  Plans with second staircase approved
Item 6 of 725 October 1906  Tenders totalling 16,730 accepted
Item 7 of 719351937 New banking hall


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 10Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA1906  
Item 2 of 10Campbell Douglas & PatersonArchitectural practiceA1906  
Item 3 of 10Donald McKay StoddartArchitectA1906 As chief draughtsman to Alexander Nisbet Paterson
Item 4 of 10William John Brockie WrightArchitectA1906 As assistant to Alexander Nisbet Paterson
Item 5 of 10Thomas Purves MarwickArchitect February 1906April 1906Prepared plans, but Paterson's were selected
Item 6 of 10Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitectAFebruary 1906 Won commission (in partnership)
Item 7 of 10Phyllis M C Archibald (later Phyllis Archibald Clay)  1906 or 1907(?) Sculptures of Exchange, Security, Prudence and Adventure
Item 8 of 10James Henry GrayArchitectB19351936Reconstruction and new banking hall
Item 9 of 10John Watson (junior)ArchitectB19351937Reconstruction and new banking hall
Item 10 of 10Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceB19351937Reconstruction and new banking hall


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1907 Part 2 p89 (A N Paterson)
Item 2 of 5Academy Architecture1909 part 1 pp78-80 (A N Paterson)
Item 3 of 5Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1909   698 (A N Paterson)
Item 4 of 5RSA1907   382
Item 5 of 5Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p68, 200 (also for Watson Salmond & Gray work)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News1936Jan-Jun p166
Item 2 of 4BuilderLate 1937CLIII p109
Item 3 of 4Builders Journal28 November 1906   
Item 4 of 4Builders Journal24 August 1910   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33123 
Item 2 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander Nisbet Paterson: F v20 no1431 (microfilm reel 13); Donald McKay Stoddart: L v2 no134 (microfilm reel 29); John Watson Junior: F no3983 (box 31); William John Brockie Wright: L v23 no1832
Item 3 of 4Royal Bank of Scotland Group ArchivesNational Bank Board Minutes NS/22/38: 1 February 1906, 19 April 1906, 21 June 1906, 25 October 1906, 29 November 1906
Item 4 of 4Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 2.1409, alterations 1936/127