HBOS

38 St. Andrew Square

Built for the British Linen Bank

which was taken over by Bank of Scotland

Bank of Scotland then merged with Halifax Building Society to create HBOS

 

Zoom-in to detail on the building at 38 St Andrew Square  -  The building was built for the British Linen Bank

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                    Photograph taken March 6, 2006 at 12 34pm

 

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  HBOS Office, formerly British Linen Bank HO, 38 St Andrew Square

 

38 St. Andrew Square

Head Office

This building was the Head Office of the British Linen Bank.  It was designed by David Brice and built as near the SE corner of St Andrew Square in 1851-52.  It replaced an earlier bank building on this site.  The site was acquired by the bank in 1825.

Statues

The building has six Corinthian columns.  The statues on the parapet represent areas of interest to the British Linen Bank at the time that the building was constructed.  They are to:

-  Navigation

-  Commerce

-  Manufacture

-  Science

-  Art

-  Agriculture

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Please click on the image below, looking up at three of the statues,  to enlarge it:

Bank of Scotland  -  St Andrew Square

Old Engraving

Please click on the image below to see an early engraving of the building at the time that it was the British Linen Bank's Head Office:

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  British Linen Bank on the east side of St Andrew Square

 

St Andrew Square

 

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