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Martins Bank’s South Western District has been expanding since its creation in 1960, and by 1967 its programme of new Branches for Bristol is almost complete. The latest of these modern outlets is opened in Newfoundland Street – an aptly named location perhaps, for a bank which prides itself on being “pioneering”. 

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The Newfoundland Street Branch is run as a self accounting sub-Branch to Bristol Queens Square.  At this point in the development of Martins Bank’s Network of Branches, it would seem that dark marble is de rigueur.  At first glance you might think that the upstairs windows have been boarded up – this is actually a concrete / pebble dash facing that fills half of each window space, with the glass window seated above. It looks like the camera angle might just have made this particular feature look uneven.


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Mr J F Hearle

Clerk in Charge

1967 onwards



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Index No and District:






11-35-60 Bristol Newfoundland Street

Self remitting sub to 11-01-70 Bristol Queen Square

81 Newfoundland Street Bristol 2 Somerset

171 South Western

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Bristol 47060

Night Safe

Mr J F Hearle Clerk in Charge

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15 December 1969

16 November 1987


Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-13-39 Bristol Whiteladies Road

Closed – business tranferred to Bristol Stapleton Road

Catering Supplier

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