Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: 63,000 square feet

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Dundas HouseYes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 136, St Andrew SquareYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 617711774Build/construction 
Item 2 of 61825 AdditionInternal alterations
Item 3 of 61828 AdditionPorch added
Item 4 of 618571859 New atrium and telling room
Item 5 of 61958 AdditionAddition of upper storey over the quadrant.
Item 6 of 61971 Alteration/conversionBanking Hall and offices

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 15George RichardsonArchitect, DraughtsmanH  Did he work on the plasterwork? Ceiling illustrated in Richardson's 'Book of Ceilings'.
Item 2 of 15William Chambers (Sir)ArchitectF17711774 
Item 3 of 15William JamiesonBuilderG17711774Was responsible for the masonry
Item 4 of 15Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectA18571859New atrium and telling room
Item 5 of 15John Dick PeddieArchitectA18571859New atrium and telling room
Item 6 of 15Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceA18571859New atrium and telling room
Item 7 of 15Gratton & McLeanArchitectural practiceB1958 Addition of upper storey over the quadrant.
Item 8 of 15Peter McLean (or MacLean) B1958 Addition of upper storey over the quadrant.
Item 9 of 15Thomas Oswald White GrattonArchitectB1958 Addition of upper storey over the quadrant.
Item 10 of 15David LevinsonArchitectCBefore 1981 Banking Hall and offices
Item 11 of 15Gilbert GuillemautArchitectCBefore 1981 Banking Hall and offices
Item 12 of 15Mark FentonArchitectCBefore 1981 Banking Hall and offices
Item 13 of 15Newman Levinson & Partners CBefore 1981 Banking Hall and offices
Item 14 of 15Oscar DaviesArchitectCBefore 1981 Banking Hall and offices
Item 15 of 15Stephen William GreenburyArchitectCBefore 1981 Banking Hall and offices

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Dundas, Sir LawrenceCleint for original building by Chambers
Item 2 of 2Royal Bank of Scotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 6Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp326
Item 3 of 6Harris, John1970Sir William Chambers  p208
Item 4 of 6Munro, N1928History of the Royal Bank of Scotland Edinburghpp193-4
Item 5 of 6RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 6 of 6RSA1872   768 (Peddie & Kinnear work)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder21 May 1859XVII  

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 Drawings Collection Floor plans
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29705 
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1850/61/1 detail drawings