Basic Site Details

Name: National Bank of Scotland Head Office
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Interior by Thomson & Connell now altered

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 142, St Andrew SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2December 19341 August 1939 Plans dated
Item 2 of 21936   


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 5Frank James ConnellArchitectA19361942Original design and interior
Item 2 of 5Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)ArchitectA19361942Original design and interior
Item 3 of 5Arthur Joseph DavisArchitectB1936 or 19371942Engaged as consultant and facades redesigned
Item 4 of 5Mewes & DavisArchitectural practiceB1936 or 19371942Engaged as consultant and facades redesigned
Item 5 of 5Leslie Grahame Thomson & ConnellArchitectural practiceA1937c. 1940Original design and interior


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp327
Item 2 of 3Royal Academy exhibitors    1938, no 1310
Item 3 of 3RSA1936   697 Original design

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1934Jul-Dec p291
Item 2 of 2Scotsman22 June 1942   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29708 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLeslie Grahame Thomson MacDougall Collection LGM 1930/26/1-18 (includes plans inscribed Mewes & Davis, Leslie G Thomson 'joint architects'
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Leslie Grahame-Thomson: F no3402 (box 22)