Basic Site Details

Name: Western Bank
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Miller does not claim to have been involved in the alterations executed before 1931, so this suggests the work was done after he left to practice on his own.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Scottish Widows Fund  

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 19, St Andrew SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51846  Construction began
Item 2 of 51859  Liquidation of Western Bank, bought by Scottish Widows Fund
Item 3 of 5Before 1931  Alterations
Item 4 of 51934  Alterations
Item 5 of 51960 Demolition 


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 7Burn & BryceArchitectural practiceA1846 Bryce responsible
Item 2 of 7David BryceArchitectA1846  
Item 3 of 7J M Dick Peddie & Walker ToddArchitectural practiceBBefore 1931 Alterations
Item 4 of 7William James Walker ToddArchitectBBefore 1931 Alterations
Item 5 of 7David John ChisholmArchitectC1934 Alterations
Item 6 of 7J M Dick Peddie & Walker ToddArchitectural practiceC1934 Alterations
Item 7 of 7William James Walker ToddArchitectC1934 Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Directors of the Western Bank 
Item 2 of 2Scottish Widows FundClient for 1934 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Maxwell, Sir H1914Annals of the Scottish Widows Fund   
Item 2 of 2Varga, Susan2007Images of Scotland, Edinburgh New Town Chalford: Tempusp62

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 2 of 2Builder3 June 1882XLII  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild two sheets dated 3 May 1846
Item 2 of 4National Galleries of ScotlandDepartment of Prints and Drawings front elevation
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPm 1930/66
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William James Walker Todd: F no 2948 (Box 14)