Basic Site Details

Name: Union Bank, West Maitland Street and Palmerston Place
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: See separate entry for original scheme by Peddie & Kinnear for 2-26 Palmerston Place; this building was designed by Shiells & Thomson after the Union Bank's withdrawal from Peddie & Kinnear's scheme.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Bank of Scotland, West End BranchYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Coates PlaceYes 
Item 2 of 32, Palmerston PlaceYesNW corner
Item 3 of 331-32, West Maitland StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21880   
Item 2 of 21932  Bank - remodelling?


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 6James M ThomsonArchitectA1880  
Item 2 of 6Robert Thornton ShiellsArchitectA1880  
Item 3 of 6Shiells & ThomsonArchitectural practiceA1880  
Item 4 of 6George ReidArchitectB1932 Bank - remodelling?
Item 5 of 6James Smith ForbesArchitectB1932 Bank - remodelling?
Item 6 of 6Reid & ForbesArchitectural practiceB1932 Bank - remodelling?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp376
Item 2 of 2RSA1934   596

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29293For 31-32 West Maitland Street and bank at ground floor
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1870/79/1
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Reid: F no5107 (combined box 57)