Basic Site Details

Name: City of Glasgow Bank
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Northern part of building built by David Bryce Junior for the City of Glasgow Bank. Because of the collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank the proposed southern part remained unfinished. MacGibbon & Ross converted the northern part to Merchant Company offices with hall behind. T P Marwick completed the southern part of the building (matching the northern part) in 1901, for the British Linen Bank. The Marwick work was in poor stone and the portico was not replaced when it was otherwise faultlessly refaced by Leslie Grahame MacDougall.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4British Linen Bank Southern section, by 1901 (additions by T P Marwick)
Item 2 of 4Clydesdale BankYesSouthern part
Item 3 of 4Merchant Company Buildings by 1879 (conversion by MacGibbon & Ross)
Item 4 of 4Merchant's Hall  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Office  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 120, 22, Hanover StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518651866(?)Begun by David Bryce Jr for the City of Glasgow Bank (northern part of building only, but intended as symmetrical scheme)
Item 2 of 51879  Conversion of northern part to Merchant Company Offices with hall at rear, formally opened July 1879
Item 3 of 51901  Southern part built by T P Marwick to Bryce's design
Item 4 of 5September 1943  Alterations to Merchant Company Hall (drawings dated)
Item 5 of 5July 1959  Restoration of Marwick southern part (drawings dated)

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 9David Bryce (junior)Architect 18651866Started building
Item 2 of 9David MacGibbonArchitectB1879 Conversion of original northern part of building to Merchant Company Offices with hall at rear
Item 3 of 9MacGibbon & RossArchitectural practiceB1879 Conversion of original northern part of building to Merchant Company Offices with hall at rear
Item 4 of 9Thomas RossArchitectB1879 Conversion of original northern part of building to Merchant Company Offices with hall at rear
Item 5 of 9John Alexander McWilliamArchitectC1901 Built southern half of the building for the Merchant Company with the British Linen Bank as tenants - as assistant to Thomas Purves Marwick
Item 6 of 9Thomas Purves MarwickArchitectC1901 Built southern half of the building for the Merchant Company with the British Linen Bank as tenants
Item 7 of 9Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)ArchitectD1943 Alterations to Merchant company Hall
Item 8 of 9Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)ArchitectE1959 Restoration of Marwick southern part
Item 9 of 9Leslie Grahame-Thomson & AssociatesArchitectural practiceE1959 Restoration of Marwick southern part

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3British Linen Bank 
Item 2 of 3City of Glasgow Bank 
Item 3 of 3Merchant Company 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, WymanDavid Bryce (junior) work
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp307
Item 3 of 4Heron Merchant of Edinburgh   
Item 4 of 4RSA1865   183

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder7 July 1866XXIV  
Item 2 of 4Builder11 July 1873XXXI  
Item 3 of 4Building News11 July 1879  p38 - formal opening
Item 4 of 4Building News15 March 1901  p401 - with notes on scope of Marwick work

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29006 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLeslie Grahame Thomson MacDougall Collection LGM 1940/11/1-7
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Alexander McWilliam: L v19 no1444