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St Andrew Square

East Side of the Square

 

30-34 35 37 38-39 40-42

Buildings on the east side of St Andrew Square

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd        Engraved by J Johnstone

 

Engraving from around 1800

 

35  

  37 Hotels

 Buildings on the east side of St Andrew Square  -  c.1800

[Acknowledgement: Rod Dumbreck]

Please click here to see the engraving above enlarged.

 

East side of St Andrew Square

30-34 St Andrew Square

The row of  buildings towards the left hand edge of the engraving above have been demolished and replaced by a new building to house the new Edinburgh bus station (due to open 2003) and by Nos 30-34, a new Harvey Nichols store.  The store opened in 2002.

A new street has been built between the new Bus Station and the Harvey Nichols store.  The street leads from St Andrew Square to the to St James Shopping Centre.

35 St Andrew Square

The building with ionic columns, above the stagecoach in the engraving above is No 35.  It was designed by the architect of Edinburgh New Town, James Craig, in 1769.  It was and built by James Young 1781.

In 1830 No 35 became the Douglas Hotel, whose guests included Queen Victoria and Sir Walter Scott on his last visit to Edinburgh in 1832.

The Royal Bank of Scotland announced in October 2005 that No.36 had become dilapidated and had lain empty for several years, and that they now intend to refurbish the building, retaining its character and appearance, to create a Conference Centre in the city centre, following the bank's move of their Global Head Office to Gogarburn

Edinburgh Evening News:  25 October 2005,  p.23.

36 St Andrew Square
Dundas House

In the gap beyond the building with the pillars is Dundas House, now occupied by the Royal Bank of Scotland.  This was one of the first buildings to be built in Edinburgh's New Town. 

The site had been set aside in Craig's plan of the New Town as a site for a church, to match St George's Church built on the west side of Charlotte Square, but when Dundas heard of this plan he arranged for Dundas House to be constructed instead.

 36

   Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  The Royal Bank of Scotland in St Andrew Square

 

37 St Andrew Square

The building in the centre of the engraving above, with the large ionic columns is No 37.  It is occupied by the Bank of Scotland.

No 37  matches No 35.  The the two buildings flank No 36, Dundas House.

38-39 St Andrew Square

The buildings to the right of No 37 in the engraving above have were demolished to enable new buildings to be constructed.  Nos 38-39 were designed by David Bryce and constructed for the British Linen Bank in 1851-52.  These buildings have a Roman facade and Corinthian columns topped with statues.  The British Linen Bank has become part of Bank of Scotland which is now based at this address.

38 - 39

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

 

40-42 St Andrew Square

Nos. 40-42, in the early 1800s, were the Dumbreck Hotels.  William Dumbreck was the eldest son of John Dumbreck who ran a hotel and coaching business from White Horse Inn at Cowgate Port from 1781. 

Nos. 40-42 were sold by William Dumbreck to National Commercial Bank in 1825 and were then replaced by a new building, built as the Head Office of the National Commercial Bank of Scotland.  This was numbered 42.

Following a takeover, this became the Head Office of the Royal Bank of Scotland, No 42 became the Head Office of the Royal Bank of Scotland and remained their Head Office until  the bank opened its new Global Headquarters at Gogarburn, near Edinburgh Airport,  in 2005 at a cost of 350m.

Acknowledgement for architectural details above Edinburgh - An Illustrated Architectural Guide

 

 

Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks