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Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Bank of Scotland
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Original building by John Baxter Junior 1788-1790

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Dolphin House  
Item 2 of 2Merchants' HallYesOriginal building - ground floor now reinstated to Baxter's designs

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Hunter SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31788  Original Merchant's Hall building by John Baxter
Item 2 of 31892 Alterations and additionsNew ground floor for Royal Bank (Colvin gives 1898)
Item 3 of 31994(?) Restorationground floor reinstated to Baxter's original layout, replacement of balustrae and dormer windows with the original cornice.


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 8John BaxterArchitectB1788  
Item 2 of 8Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectA1892 New ground floor for Royal Bank
Item 3 of 8John More Dick PeddieArchitectA1892 New ground floor for Royal Bank
Item 4 of 8Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceA1892 New ground floor for Royal Bank
Item 5 of 8Alan S MarshallArchitectB1994(?)  
Item 6 of 8Gray, Marshall & AssociatesArchitectural practiceB1994 Restoration including reinstatement of ground floor to Baxter's original designs.
Item 7 of 8Jocelyn CunliffeArchitectB1994(?)  
Item 8 of 8Thomas Maxwell GrayArchitectB1994(?)  


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Bolton, A T1922The Architecture of Robert and James Adam 1758-1794  volume 2, p250
Item 2 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 3RCAHMS Inventory of Edinburgh  101-102

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1ProspectMarch 1994  Spring issue no 51, p8

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1890/66/3
Item 2 of 2NMRS (formerly Merchant Company Hall)Merchant Company Archives Minute Book


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