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Aberdeen, 5 Castle Street, North Of Scotland Bank

Bank (Financial) (19th Century), War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Aberdeen, 5 Castle Street, North Of Scotland Bank

Classification Bank (Financial) (19th Century), War Memorial (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) King Street; Clydesdale Bank; Town And Country Bank; Lodge Walk; War Memorial Plaque

Canmore ID 20096

Site Number NJ90NW 189

NGR NJ 94422 06361

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Aberdeen
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ90NW 189 94422 06361.

Formerly the North of Scotland Bank. Built 1839-42, architect Archibald Simpson.

W A Brogden 1988.

(Location cited as NJ 9442 0636). Bank, 1839-42, designed by Archibald Simpson and built by James Matthews for the Town and Country Bank. Three-storey Renaissance with giant order Corinthian pilaster at the two lower floors, red garnite details at the centre door and first floor of end bays. The corner is balanced by two 2-storey wings of very crisply detailed granite blocks, the windows being set in sunk panels with a modilion cornice and balustrade above. Much of the original interior survives.

NMRS, MS/712/83.

Architecture Notes


Aberdeen, 5 Castle Street, Clydesdale Bank

Architect: Archibald Simpson 1844.

Architects: David Rhind 1839 - design not executed

John Smith 1839 - design not executed

Archibald Simpson 1839-40

James Mathews 1871 - alterations

Wm Kelly 1923/24 - alterations

D & J.R MacMillan - alterations 1949

Walker & Duncan - alterations 1908 & 1947/50

A. Marshall Mackenzie & Sons - alterations 1959

Clydesdale Bank, Aberdeen - Inventory of Plans - typescript (R6(P17))


Aberdeen Public Library, Reference Department.

1839, Photographic reproduction of Archibald Simpson's alternative design No.1.

Reproduction of Simpson's alternative design No.2.

1839, Lithograph by John Henderson, from drawing by T. Mackenzie (assistant to Archibald Simpson, architect of the building).


Ministry of Works Library: Country Life, August 19th, 1965 p.429 - 1 Photograph.

North of Scotland Bank - 1 Model of the Bank.


Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

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