Basic Site Details

Name: Commercial Bank, Lombard Street and Birchin Lane
City or county: London
Country: England
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Notes: Building work 15,580. Marble and 'fayence' walls and ceilings in interior and first floor fitted out in granite for additional 3,700. Total cost of buildings 107,582 (with site etc)

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 217, Birchin LaneYes 
Item 2 of 262, Lombard StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 65 April 1888  Plans to be prepared for reconstruction
Item 2 of 612 July 1888  Tenders accepted
Item 3 of 617 December 1888  Buildings now being erected
Item 4 of 621 November 1889  Buildings completed
Item 5 of 618 January 1906  Bank considering acquiring next door property (60 Lomabard Street). Advice to be sought from McVicar Anderson
Item 6 of 69 1908  Bank considers alterations to get more accommodation


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 1John Macvicar AndersonArchitectA1888 Reconstruction


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Bank of Scotland Group ArchivesCommercial Bank Board Minutes 5 April 1888, 12 July 1888, 17 December 1888, 21 November 1889, 1 March 1906, 9 July 1908