Basic Site Details

Name: National Bank of Scotland, Portobello Branch
Town, district or village: Portobello
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Bank of ScotlandYes 

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 1Portobello High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 328 January 1904  Bank decided to employ Marwick
Item 2 of 310 March 1904  Plan no 4 approved by Bank
Item 3 of 316 June 1904  Tenders totalling 2882.6.4 accepted


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 5Alexander LorimerArchitectA1904 Probably involved, as assistant to T P Marwick
Item 2 of 5James GrayArchitectA1904 As assistant to Thomas Purves Marwick
Item 3 of 5John Alexander McWilliamArchitectA1904 As assistant to Thomas Purves Marwick
Item 4 of 5Thomas Craigie MarwickArchitectA1904 Probably involved, as assistant to his father T P Marwick
Item 5 of 5Thomas Purves MarwickArchitectA1904  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1National Bank of Scotland 


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 Ltdp656

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  
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27398 
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Gray: L v24 no1949; Alexander Lorimer: L v19 no1425 (various branches of National Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh); John Alexander McWilliam: L v19 no1444; Thomas Craigie Marwick: L v19 no1452 ('branch banks various for NBS')
Item 4 of 4Royal Bank of Scotland Group ArchivesNational Bank Board Minutes NS/22/38: 28 January 1904, 10 March 1904, 16 June 1904