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Basic Site Details

Name: National Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh South Side Branch
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Bank of ScotlandYes 

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 221, Hill PlaceYes 
Item 2 of 228,30, Nicolson StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 68 April 1897  Site purchased for 8625, Marwick asked to prepare plans
Item 2 of 618 November 1897  Bank approved plans
Item 3 of 622 March 1898  Previous building on site to be demolished
Item 4 of 67 July 1898  Tenders of 6785 for mason work accepted
Item 5 of 619 January 1899  Saloon behind new premises to be erected and rented as a warehouse
Item 6 of 63 May 1899  Tenders of 867 for plasterwork accepted


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 2Alexander LorimerArchitectA18971899Probably involved, as chief assistant to T P Marwick
Item 2 of 2Thomas Purves MarwickArchitectA18971899 


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 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp248
Item 2 of 2RSA1901   621

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News31 October 1902   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild  
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30141 
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander Lorimer: L v19 no1425 ('several' branches of National Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh)
Item 4 of 4Royal Bank of Scotland Group ArchivesNational Bank Board Minutes 8 April 1897, 10 June 1897, 18 November 1897, 22 March 1898, 7 July 1898, 19 and 31 January 1899, 3 May 1899


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