1899 – Isle of Man Banking Company, Douglas

Architect: Alexander Marshall Mackenzie


The Isle of Man Bank was formed in 1865, and was acquired by National Provincial Bank in 1961, now part of the Royal Bank of Scotland. This fine bank building is still in use today as a branch.

“A new head office for the Isle of Man Banking Co., Ltd., is about to be erected at Douglas. The site is at the junction of the two principal streets in Douglas — Prospect Hill and Athol-street. The extemal walls are to be of granite of light-grey colour, from Aberdeen, finely dressed. The interior of the vestibule of polished granite of various colours, and the interior of the public office of Pavonazza marble and mahogany. The floors and partitions are to be of fireproof construction. The strongroom is to be steel-lined on walls, floor, and ceiling. The ground floor and basement are to be devoted to the bank’s own requirements, and the upper floors are to be leased to others as offices. The cost of the building, exclusive of site, is estimated at .i;i3,000. The architect is Mr. A. Marshall Mackenzie, A.It.S.A., F.R.I.B.A., Aberdeen.”