Basic Site Details

Name: Gresham Life Assurance and Merchant Company offices
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Gresham Insurance Buildings  
Item 2 of 2Scottish Amicable Insurance CoYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Office  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Frederick StreetYes 
Item 2 of 271, George StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31908   
Item 2 of 31931  Alterations for the Scottish Amicable Insurance Co
Item 3 of 3August 1949 AdditionWarrant granted for the extension of property costing 6,000.


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 8Alexander LorimerArchitectA1908 As chief assistant to T P Marwick
Item 2 of 8John Alexander McWilliamArchitectA1908 As assistant to Thomas Purves Marwick
Item 3 of 8Thomas Craigie MarwickArchitectA1908 As assistant to his father T P Marwick
Item 4 of 8Thomas Purves MarwickArchitectA1908  
Item 5 of 8David John ChisholmArchitectB1931 Alterations for the Scottish Amicable Insurance Co
Item 6 of 8J M Dick Peddie & Walker ToddArchitectural practiceB1931 Alterations for the Scottish Amicable Insurance Co
Item 7 of 8William James Walker ToddArchitectB1931 Alterations for the Scottish Amicable Insurance Co
Item 8 of 8Dick Peddie, McKay & JamiesonArchitectural practiceC1949 Extension of premises.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Scottish Amicable Building SocietyGranted warrant for extensions in August 1949.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp303

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder5 August 1949  p184

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30102 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1930/26/8
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander Lorimer: L v19 no1425; Thomas Craigie Marwick: L v19 no1452