Basic Site Details

Name: Bank House
Town, district or village: Peebles
City or county: Peeblesshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: B of S gives date of Rhind work as 1871 but this appears to conflict with evidence in the Commercial Bank Board Minutes, which give a date of 1881.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Commercial Bank After alterations of 1881
Item 2 of 2Union Bank From c1860 to 1881

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Bank  
Item 2 of 2Bank house  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 188-90, High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3c. 1860  Complete remodelling, for Union Bank
Item 2 of 31881  Additions and alterations, for Commercial Bank
Item 3 of 31984  Partial demolition


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 2William Atkinson RailtonArchitect c. 1860 Complete remodelling, for Union Bank
Item 2 of 2David RhindArchitect 1881 Additions and alterations, for Commercial Bank


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Commercial Bank of ScotlandClient for 1881 alterations
Item 2 of 2Union BankClient for 1860 alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp 75 & 622

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Bank of Scotland ArchivesBank of Scotland, Union Bank etc Archives William A Railton drawings
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3921188 and 90 High Street
Item 3 of 3Royal Bank of Scotland Group ArchivesCommercial Bank Board Minutes 5 January 1881 (Mr Rhind recommends that Commercial Bank purchases old Union Bank premises)