Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

97-105 (ODD NOS) GEORGE STREET, BANK OF SCOTLANDLB28850

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
13/01/1966
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 24991 73973
Coordinates
324991, 673973

Description

J M Dick Peddie (Kinnear & Peddie), 1883-5, and others (see below).

3 essentially separate buildings united as single banking office by Robert Hurd & Partners in 1975.

NOS 97-9: 3-storey and attic 3-bay pastiche Georgian facade of 1975, balancing its original counterpart at No 105; cream sandstone ashlar facing, arcaded rustication at ground, corniced windows at 1st floor, cornice and solid parapet, pair of dormers.

NOS 101-103: massive 3-storey, 5-bay Roman palazzo by Kinnear & Peddie. Polished cream sandstone ashlar. Ground floor with channelled masonry arcade containing bipartite windows divided by Ionic columnar mullions and entablatures to centre 3 bays, and secondary doorway to right framed by Ionic columns with carved tympanum; to left is pedimented porch with paired Doric columns, full triglyph frieze and carved tympanum; whole with stylised frieze and dentilled cornice. Corinthian aedicules with open balustrades at 1st floor; flagpole at centre. Lugged architraved windows with cill course at 2nd floor. Heavy dentilled and modillioned cornice.

Timber windows; fixed at ground, casements at 1st floor, 4-pane sash and case at 2nd. Piended roof; corniced panelled stacks; grey slates.

NO 105: former 3-storey and attic 3-bay house of circa 1775, refronted at ground and 1st floor in earlier 19th century, possibly by William Playfair. At ground, rusticated centre and panelled outer pilasters with consoles supporting dentilled cornice; arched windows to centre and left, former doorway to right blocked (with vending machine). Architraved windows at 1st and 2nd floors, with consoled cornices at 1st floor. Mutuled cornice with lead covered blocking course.

3 canted piend-roofed dormers (matching those at No 97).

Timber sash and case 12-pane windows; grey slates.

INTERIOR: fine square double height banking hall to rear, entered from side; with fluted Corinthian columns and lit by etched windows to rear; compartmented ceiling; some furniture survives.

Statement of Special Interest

No 97/9 had been refronted by Kinnear & Peddie in 1885. Sculpture of principal block by D W Stevenson.

References

Bibliography

Gifford, McWilliam and Walker EDINBURGH (1988) p304. BUILDER 21 July 1883, 25 June 1885. Drawing in Notman Collection, NMRS.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

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