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Detail of ceiling in Banking Hall. Bank of Scotland, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

SC 465223

Description Detail of ceiling in Banking Hall. Bank of Scotland, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

Catalogue Number SC 465223

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of ED 10811

Scope and Content Bank of Scotland building, No 38-9, east side of St Andrew Square, Edinburgh Detail of dome of the banking hall The Bank of Scotland building was designed by David Bryce in 1846 for the British Linen Bank to replace its former head office at No 37. The building is in the grandest possible style, and built on a colossal scale. The ornate central dome of engraved glass rises 15.2m above the floor of the banking hall. The flat ceiling has sunken panels in the shape of a Greek cross, and all round the room is an elaborate plaster frieze bearing the busts of eminent Scotsmen. The Bank of Scotland was founded in 1695 by an Englishman, John Holland, to provide an easier system of raising capital and credit to develop Scottish exports of wool, grain, fish, linen and plaiding, and to help luxury imports of wine, brandy, and lace. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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