Basic Site Details

Name: National Bank of Scotland Head Office (Former)
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Superseded in 1930s by new building by A J Davis and Leslie Grahame Thomson.

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 2Register Place Extension
Item 2 of 2St Andrew SquareYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 818381841 Alterations to Telling Rooms, etc.
Item 2 of 818461 July 1847 Alterations and improvements
Item 3 of 824 March 1859  Plans and estimates for alterations costing 1393 approved
Item 4 of 818671868 Alterations providing additional accommodation for secretary and officials
Item 5 of 821 December 1871  Alterations on stair to accountant's office approved, 172
Item 6 of 81877  Proposed alterations
Item 7 of 818841885 Proposed new buildings on Register Place (not built)
Item 8 of 8c. 1936 Demolition 

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 14Robert Wright (junior)ArchitectA18381841Alterations to Telling Room, etc
Item 2 of 14Wright & SmithArchitectural practiceA18381841Alterations to Telling Room, etc
Item 3 of 14___ SmithArchitectA18381841Alterations to Telling Room, etc
Item 4 of 14John GibsonArchitect 1845 Consulted on heating and ventillation
Item 5 of 14David RhindArchitect 18461847Alterations and improvements
Item 6 of 14Archibald ScottArchitect 1859 Alterations and improvements, 1393
Item 7 of 14Robert MathesonArchitect 1862 Altered entrance lobbies
Item 8 of 14David MacGibbonArchitect 18671868Alterations providing additional accommodation for secretary and officials
Item 9 of 14Graham Maitland ThomsonArchitect 1871 Alterations on stair to accountant's office
Item 10 of 14Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectB1877 Proposed alterations
Item 11 of 14John Dick PeddieArchitectB1877 Proposed alterations
Item 12 of 14Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceB1877 Proposed alterations
Item 13 of 14John Watherston & SonsArchitectural practice, Builders 18831884Proposed new buildings in Register Place (McLachlan instructed to prepare specifications)
Item 14 of 14John McLachlanArchitect 18841885Provided specifications for new buildings in Register Place and Strong Room

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1National Bank of Scotland 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1House, Register LaneThis building was owned by the National Bank of Scotland and situated behind their Telling Room.

References

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Bank of Scotland Group ArchivesNational Bank Board Minutes 18 January 1838, 25 January 1838, 16 August 1838, 15 January 1841, 28 January 1841, 29 January 1841, 11 February 1841, 22 December 1841, 21 July 1845, 16 June 1846, 23 June 1846, 8 July 1846, 1 July 1847, 24 March 1859, 19 June 1862, 4 January 1866, 9 February 1867, 14 November 1867, 28 November 1867, 4 June 1868, 21 December 1871, 23 July 1877, 15 February 1883, 11 March 1884, 14 April 1884, 9 July 1884, 16 October 1884, 23 March 1885, 9 July 1885, 30 December 1885