Basic Site Details

Name: Bank of Scotland Buildings
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Built as an extesion to the Bank of Scotland with a frontage to George Square of about 68 feet.

The architectural character of the existing bank premises will, as far as practicable be maintained throughout. The proposed addition will terminate near the centre of the (George) square, and at that point the building will be carried four stories high, being one story above the block on either side. Although the new arrangement will not at present result in giving additional bank accommodation, the new premises will be so arranged that while, in the first instance they will prove suitable for offices and warehouses, they can eventually, if necessary, be converted into the telling and other departments. [Builder 3 October 1874 p826]

1891 alterations cost 1,217.

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 212-16, Anchor Lane  
Item 2 of 224, George SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418741876Build/construction 
Item 2 of 4September 1874 Plans approvedPlans approved by Dean of Guild Court
Item 3 of 41891  Minor alterations
Item 4 of 4June 1959 Alteration/conversionDate of plans for 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 10Andrew BalfourArchitect   Internal alterations - date unknown
Item 2 of 10Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA18741876 
Item 3 of 10Campbell Douglas & SellarsArchitectural practiceA18741876 
Item 4 of 10James SellarsArchitect, ValuerA18741876 
Item 5 of 10Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceB1891 Minor alterations
Item 6 of 10John HoneymanArchitectB1891 Minor alterations
Item 7 of 10John KeppieArchitectB1891 Minor alterations
Item 8 of 10George AnnandArchitectD1959 Alterations to offices for Penney & MacGeorge
Item 9 of 10James Grant ShearerArchitectD1959 Alterations to offices for Penney & MacGeorge
Item 10 of 10Shearer & AnnandArchitectural practiceD1959 Alterations to offices for Penney & MacGeorge


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Messrs S.M.Penney and MacGeorge 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1875   613
Item 2 of 2RSA1876   587

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder3 October 1874  p826 - plans approved
Item 2 of 2Building News4 September 1874   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32688 
Item 2 of 4Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job book
Item 3 of 4Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 230a
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSShearer and Annand CollectionSA 1950/27/1