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Edinburgh, The Mound, Bank Of Scotland

Bank (Financial) (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, The Mound, Bank Of Scotland

Classification Bank (Financial) (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 11 Bank Street; North Bank Street; War Memorial

Canmore ID 52293

Site Number NT27SE 272

NGR NT 25596 73675

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Architecture Notes

NT27SE 272 25596 73675

Substantially by David Bryce from 1863. The site was bought in 1800. The original building, designed by Robert Reid and Richard Crichton in 1801 and built by William Sibbald Jr in 1802-6, was not generally admired; particular fault was found with the N front, despite the screen wall designed to mask its eccessive height. First Thomas Hamilton and then Peddie and Kinnear provided recasting schemes. Finally in 1863 David Bryce was appointed; his design was executed by William Beattie and Son in 1864-70 with sculpture by John Rhind. To the S, facing Bank Street, much of Reid and Crichton's front survives, of two storeys plus a blind third. In 1878, the screen wall was replaced by Peddie and Kinnear.

RCAHMS 1951; J Gifford, C McWilliam and D Walker 1984.

ARCHITECT: Richard Crichton & Robert Reid 1806

David Bryce 1864 -additions

Reginald Fairlie 1930 -additions and alterations

Peddie & Kinnear 1878 -bank terracing

Thomas Hamilton 1851-2 -proposed alterations, not executed

Alex. Nasmyth -project for building at South end of Mound


Acc No 42374 -view in 1866 prior to alterations -1 photograph

Information from Architecture Catalogue slip on Floors Castle:

'Albert ... made a Baroque plaster ceiling for Floors - rejected by the Duke or Factor, it was installed in the Bank of Scotland, The Mound'


See Soane Collection, Robert and James Adam, Unidentified Bank of Scotland.


Nescutting from The Builder, August 12, 1865.

Perspective views and plan: David Bryce - filed in pamphlet box.

Unable to locate at time of upgrade 15.2.2000.


Aerial Photography (1993)

Aerial Photography (1 September 1994)

Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association ( set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.


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