Basic Site Details

Name: Union Bank Building
Town, district or village: Aberfeldy
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: ABERFELDY - The rebuilding of the Union Bank premises on the old site at the corner of Bank-street and Crieif-road is now completed. About eighteen months ago the old building was entirely destroyed by fire. Plans for the reconstruction of premises were prepared by Mr. William Bell, C.E., in conjunction with Mr. Roderick Cameron, architect, Aberfeldy. The banking-room takes up the whole of the ground floor of the front block, and is entered from Bank street through a vestibule. Immediately behind, and communicating, are the agent's room, and the strong-room constructed on fireproof principles, and finished inside with white enamelled firebricks. It is also jacketed with a cold-air cavity. To the rear of this is the writing office. The bank- house consists of dining and drawing rooms, morning-rooms, and four bed-rooms, with bath-room, kitchen, etc. Over the bank entrance door and out of the bay-window stone corbelling is carved a shield bearing the arms of the bank. Immediately above the bay window, and flanking the dormer, are two carved eagles, illustrative of the bank's connection with the city of Perth, and on the dormer pediment are two lions guardant. [Building News 19 August 1904 p251]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Council Offices and LibraryYes 

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 2Bank Street  
Item 2 of 2Crief Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119031904Build/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 3Bell & CameronArchitectural practiceA19031904 
Item 2 of 3Rhoderic (or Roderic/Roderick) CameronArchitectA19031904 
Item 3 of 3William BellArchitect, Engineera19031904 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Press 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News19 August 1904  p251

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Rhoderic Cameron: F no2441 (box 6)