Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 58661 65438
258661, 665438


James Miller, 1934. 4-storey modern classical bank, 3 x 7

bays. Portland stone, polished granite plinth forming

stylobate. Entrance to Bothwell Street: giant order of

distyle Greek fluted Corinthian columns in antis, fronting

ground and mezzanine/1st floor. Bronze entrance doors and

panels between ground and 1st floors. Relief sculpted frieze

by Gilbert Bayes representing Industry, Commerce, Justice,

Wisdom, Contentment, Providence; frieze broken by 2nd floor

windows. Dentil cornice above. Tall attic storey: incised

eaves frieze with Vitruvian scroll.

All windows metal framed casements with geometric glazing


ELEVATION TO WELLINGTON STREET: 5 bays plain Doric fluted

pilastrade, recessed glazing with bronze frieze between

floors. Other details as Bothwell Street.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly known as National Commercial Bank Building. Interior

work executed by Scott Morton and Co.



B May 22 1936 p 1011.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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