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Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow Savings Bank Headquarters
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Notes: Sculptor of work connected with new banking hall George Frampton & carver William Sheriffs.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3National Security Savings Bank  
Item 2 of 3TSB  
Item 3 of 3West of Scotland Trustee Savings 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 299, Glassford StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2177, Ingram StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51865   
Item 2 of 518941895 New banking hall in Ingram Street
Item 3 of 518971900 Roof of main building in Glassford Street removed and new top floor added
Item 4 of 51897  Date of design for new top floor
Item 5 of 51898 Plans approvedNew top floor


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 10John Burnet (senior)ArchitectA1865  
Item 2 of 10(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectB18941896Banking hall in Ingram Street added
Item 3 of 10Burnet Son & CampbellArchitectural practiceB18941896Banking hall in Ingram Street added
Item 4 of 10James Cumming WynnesArchitectB18941896Banking hall in Ingram Street added - as apprentice to John James Burnet
Item 5 of 10Thomas Stewart PurdieArchitectB18941896Further storey added - as assistant to John James Burnet
Item 6 of 10(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectC18981899Further storey added
Item 7 of 10John Burnet & SonArchitectural practiceC18981899Further storey added
Item 8 of 10Thomas Stewart PurdieArchitectC18981899Banking hall in Ingram Street added - as assistant to John James Burnet
Item 9 of 10Alan McDonald (sometimes spelt Alan MacDonald)ArchitectDAfter 1970Before 1996Restoration
Item 10 of 10Honeyman, Jack & RobertsonArchitectural practiceDAfter 1970Before 1996Restoration


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Campbell, J D1985The Savings Bank of Glasgow  For the new banking hall and the new top floor (p45 for the latter)
Item 2 of 4McKenzie, Ray2002Public sculpture of Glasgow (Public sculpture of Great Britain series) Liverpool University Pressp208-210
Item 3 of 4RSA1896   654
Item 4 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p183

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Architect10 January 1902   
Item 2 of 7Architect10 June 1902   
Item 3 of 7Builder9 July 1898LXXV  
Item 4 of 7Builders Journal18 June 1895   
Item 5 of 7Building News25 August 1866   
Item 6 of 7Building News31 January 1896   
Item 7 of 7Glasgow Advertiser and Property Circular16 May 1899   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32734 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Stewart Purdie: L v25 no2068; James Cumming Wynnes: L v9 no516 (microfilm reel 32)


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