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The Bank of Liverpool and Martins opens its Branch at Cockfield in 1925. From the borders of Yorkshire and Durham, Martins Bank’s Barnard Castle branch operates four sub-branches: Staindrop, Butterknowle, Gainford and Cockfield.  In this image we see the classic “front room” banking arrangement which prevails over much of England. The branch is moved just before the merger with Barclays, to 75 Front Street, which is now a residential property next door to Cockfield Post Office®. At this time the branch opens for one and a half hours each week. Despite the short opening hours, Barclays does continues to operate at Cockfield for another twenty one years or so, shutting up shop for the final time in 1990.

 

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Image © Barclays Ref: 0030/0688

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11-38-00 Cockfield

Sub to 11-38-00 Barnard Castle

Victoria House Cockfield Bishop Auckland County Durham

305 North Eastern

Friday 1300 to 1430

No Saturday Opening

Cockfield 435

No Night Safe

R W Mackenzie Manager

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1925

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

1990

opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-04-34 Barnard Castle Horsemarket

Closed

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