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Basic Site Details

Name: Union Bank
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Notes: This was the original location of the 1919 war memorial by Thomas Mackie - moved to St Vincent Street head office - see separate entry

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Lanarkshire HouseYesAfter 1927
Item 2 of 3Sheriff Court and Justice of Peace Court  
Item 3 of 3The Glasgow and Ship Bank  

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 1191, Ingram StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41841 Build/constructionOriginal building incorproating Buchanan Mansion
Item 2 of 418531854 New telling room (John Thomas was the sculptor)
Item 3 of 4Before January 1855  Opened
Item 4 of 418761877 Refronted


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 12D & J HamiltonArchitectural practiceJ1841 Buchanan Mansion incorporated
Item 2 of 12David HamiltonArchitectJ1841 Buchanan Mansion incorporated
Item 3 of 12James HamiltonArchitectJ1841 Buchanan Mansion incorporated
Item 4 of 12Black & SalmonArchitectural practiceB1853 New telling room (John Thomas was the sculptor)
Item 5 of 12James Salmon (senior)ArchitectB18531854(?)New telling room (John Thomas was the sculptor) - unclear whether finished by Black or by Salmon after dissolution of partnership
Item 6 of 12Robert BlackArchitectB18531854(?)New telling room (John Thomas was the sculptor) - unclear whether finished by Black or by Salmon after dissolution of partnership
Item 7 of 12John Burnet (senior)ArchitectA18761877Refronted by John Burnet Senior. (J & G Mossman were the sculptors). Columns reused at Royal Princess's Theatre.
Item 8 of 12James Boyne WatsonArchitectE1960s Alterations
Item 9 of 12James Napier CunninghamArchitectE1960s Alterations
Item 10 of 12Peter Lamont Burnside BorthwickArchitectE1960s Alterations?
Item 11 of 12Thomas Cordiner, Cunningham & Partners E1960s Alterations?
Item 12 of 12Thomas Ogilvie Maclean Cordiner E1960s Alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 6Gildard, Thomas1895An Old Glasgow Architect on some Older OnesXXVIProceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgowp102-3
Item 3 of 6McKenzie, Ray2002Public sculpture of Glasgow (Public sculpture of Great Britain series) Liverpool University Pressp212-214
Item 4 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 6Smith, George Fairfull1999Lanarkshire House, Glasgow: the evolution and regeneration of a merchant city landmark42, p293-306Architectural History 
Item 6 of 6Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p183

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Bank of Scotland ArchivesUnion Bank Board Minutes 18 May 1853 etc, opened by January 1855
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32735 


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