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Glasgow, 1, 3 Bridge Street

Bank (Financial) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glasgow, 1, 3 Bridge Street

Classification Bank (Financial) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) 87 Carlton Place; Bank Of Scotland

Canmore ID 162813

Site Number NS56SE 469

NGR NS 58755 64673

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/162813

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  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Govan (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Recording Your Heritage Online

Bank of Scotland, 1-3 Bridge Street, 1857, John Burnet Sr

This bank, the first of Burnet's six in Glasgow, occupies a larger footprint than the Baird pavilion it replaced. Figures, rare on buildings of this date, support the coat of arms high above the corner entrance of the Italianate bank. The cornucopias are symbolic of the Edinburgh institution's aspirations, which were accomplished by the Laurieston Agent. His rapid growth of their west of Scotland business in trade, manufacturing and shipping made this their most important lending branch in Scotland.

Taken from "Greater Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Sam Small, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press http://www.rias.org.uk

Architecture Notes

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Architect: J.Burnet 1857.

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