Basic Site Details

Name: Aberdeen Town and County Bank Head Office
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1North of Scotland BankYes 

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 2St Nicholas LaneYes 
Item 2 of 260, 62, Union StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61860  Plans submitted - returned unopened. Design exhibited at Hay and Lyall's
Item 2 of 64 January 1860  Competition advertised
Item 3 of 621 March 1860  Matthews appointed
Item 4 of 66 May 1863  Bank opened
Item 5 of 61948  Alterations
Item 6 of 619521955 Alterations


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 9Alexander Ellis  1860 Drew up plans but plans returned unopened
Item 2 of 9James Matthews  18601862Won competition to secure job
Item 3 of 9A & W Reid & Mackenzie A1865 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 4 of 9Alexander Reid A1865 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 5 of 9William Reid A1865 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 6 of 9D & J R McMillan C1948 Alterations
Item 7 of 9John Ross McMillan C1948 Alterations
Item 8 of 9Allan, Ross & Allan B19521955Alterations
Item 9 of 9John Alexander Ogg Allan B19521955Alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp86, 151

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Aberdeen Journal4 January 1860   
Item 2 of 4Aberdeen Journal21 March 1860   
Item 3 of 4Aberdeen Journal28 May 1860   
Item 4 of 4Aberdeen Journal6 May 1863   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Clydesdale Bank Head Office, AberdeenDrawings  
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register20552