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Basic Site Details

Name: Commercial Bank and Caledonian United Services Club Building (Mather's Bar part of scheme))
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
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Notes: Commercial Bank sold the upper part of new building to Caledonian United Services Club - except for ground floor and basement which were retained for bank premises. Sculptor: John S Rhind.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 3House(?)  
Item 2 of 3Shop  
Item 3 of 3Public house  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 21-4, Queensferry StreetYes 
Item 2 of 22-4, Shandwick PlaceYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61885  Plans for scheme drawn up?
Item 2 of 612 April 1900  Agreement with proprietors for purchase of property
Item 3 of 619011902 Date from Dean of Guild and Building News. Demolition of tenement to make way for bank. Work included Mather's Bar
Item 4 of 627 February 1902  Carving work for new bank
Item 5 of 619381940 Remodelling of ground floor of Caledonian United Services Club (Commercial Bank)
Item 6 of 61949  Alterations

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 9Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectB1885 Early scheme?
Item 2 of 9George WilsonArchitectB1885 Early scheme? - as assistant to Sydney Mitchell
Item 3 of 9Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectA18991902Work included Mather's Bar
Item 4 of 9George WilsonArchitectA18991901 
Item 5 of 9Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceA18991902Work included Mather's Bar
Item 6 of 9(Sir) Matthew Montgomerie OchterlonyArchitectC19381940Remodelling of ground floor of Caledonian United Services Club (Commercial Bank)
Item 7 of 9Harold Ogle TarboltonArchitectC19381940Remodelling of ground floor of Caledonian United Services Club (Commercial Bank)
Item 8 of 9Tarbolton & OchterlonyArchitectural practiceC19381940Remodelling of ground floor of Caledonian United Services Club (Commercial Bank)
Item 9 of 9Thomas Waller MarwickArchitect 1949 Alterations

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Mather, HughClient for Mather's Bar

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Kenna and Mooney1983People's Palaces  p124, plate 80
Item 2 of 4McDowell, Dawn Caswell Scottish Assets: the commercial architecture of A G Sydney Mitchell Architectural Heritage, pp45-66pp45-66
Item 3 of 4RSA1940   532
Item 4 of 4Scottish Civic Trust1983Historic Buildings at Work: a guide to the historic buildings of Scotland used by Central Government Scottish Civic Trust/Property Services Agency, Department of the Environmentp128

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News22 March 1901  p401
Item 2 of 2Building News24 June 1901  Demolition of tenement for bank

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  
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30180Shandwick Place 2, 4 and 1-4 (Consecutive Nos) Queensferry Street, Including Mathers Bar
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection 1880/9/1-6
Item 4 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Waller Marwick: F no4470 (combined box 16)
Item 5 of 5Royal Bank of Scotland Group ArchivesCommercial Bank Board Minutes 12 April 1899, 19 July 1900, 15 November 1900, 27 February 1902 (sculpture)

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