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Image – Martins Bank Archive 2011

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1897 Bank of Liverpool Wakefield Crewdson Cheque title MBA

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This is how Martins Bank Staveley Branch looks in the twenty-first century, lovingly maintained by the owner of this private house in Main Street since Barclays closed the branch in the early 1990s. See below to compare how the branch looks today with how it looks in the 1960s.  Although there is no longer a real bank behind the door, the building has continuously had the word “bank” on it for well over a century, dating back as it does to the days of Messrs Wakefield Crewdson, The Kendal Bank. Staveley is amongst a number of our sub-branches that are literally the front room of someone’s house, and these branches have always opened for just a few hours each week.  This gives the local pub, post office and perhaps butcher’s and baker’s the chance to pay in takings and obtain change at a time when travel outside the village environment is enjoyed by relatively few people.  For more examples of these tinier sub-branches from the Northern District of Martins Bank, why not visit: HEYSHAM, CATON, HORNBY or BURTON IN KENDAL. 

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Staveley in the early to mid 1960s…

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1960 s Staveley Exterior CU BGA Ref 30-2777

Image © Barclays Ref 33-527

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… and around the time of the merger with Barclays

1960 s Staveley Main Street Exterior CU BGA Ref 33-527

Image © Barclays Ref 33-527

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Main Street


Main Street

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Index Number and District:






Martins Bank Limited 11-05-50 Staveley

Sub Branch to 11-05-50 Kendal

75 Main Street Staveley Kendal Westmorland

211 Northern

Mon & Fri 1000-1230 and 1300-1415

No Saturday Service

Telephone: Kendal 2112 / 2910

No Nightsafe

Mr Charles Clark (Kendal)

Pre 1893

27 June 1893

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

26 June 1993


Messrs Wakefield Crewdson – The Kendal Bank

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-45-28 Kendal