Basic Site Details

Name: British Linen Bank Eglinton Street
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: GLASGOW - New premises for the British Linen Company's Bank, at the corner of Eglinton and Norfolk streets, have been erected from a design by Messrs Salmon, Son, & Ritchie, architects. This pile of building, which has cost nearly 10,000, is of a very imposing character, the style being an adaptation of Italian Gothic. The banking office is situated at the corner, and consists of telling-room, agent's-room, safe, retiring-room, etc. The entrance is by a doorway placed at the angle, having a three-quarter column with foliated capital on cither side, bearing a pointed arch, within the segment of which is sculptured the figure of Minerva. The timber finishings are all stained and varnished. [Building News 20 December 1872 p 490]

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 21, Eglinton StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Norfolk Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118711872Build/construction 


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 4James RitchieArchitectA1871  
Item 2 of 4James Salmon (senior)ArchitectA1871  
Item 3 of 4Salmon, Son & RitchieArchitectural practiceA1871  
Item 4 of 4William Forrest SalmonArchitectA1871  


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News28 July 1871   
Item 2 of 2Building News20 December 1872  p490