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Martins Bank 1928+

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This property is what the estate agents refer to as “deceptively spcaious”, and for eleven years, 19 High Street Lingdale operates as a sub-branch first of Martins Bank and later Barclays. Lingdale opens in 1968 as a sub-branch to Guisborough, and is perhaps the newest and last example of Martins’ trend in “front room banking”. Don’t be fooled by the lacklustre exterior, the Bank’s architects have “gone to town” on the inside, and it’s really good to see that a branch opened as late in Martins’ existence as this one, survives the merger by more than ten years! We can’t help but wonder if the current owners are aware that their front room was once open to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays! Being open for just a couple of hours, two days a week has been reason enough to close sub-Branches in other parts of the country, yet this tiny office in the North East of Yorkshire is strong enough to survive the merger of Martins and Barclays Banks, and remains open almost until the last moments of the 1970s.

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In Service: 1968 until 16 November 1979

Image © Barclays 0030/1641

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Index Number and District:






11-21-40 Lingdale

Sub to 11-21-40 Guisborough

19 High Street Lingdale Saltburn by the Sea Yorkshire

384 North Eastern

Tue and Fri 1000-1200

No Saturday Service

Skelton 688

Counter Service Only

Mr A Potter Manager (Guisborough)


15 December 1969

16 November 1979

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-35-39 Guisborough