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Mercantile Bank of Lancashire

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The small photograph (below, left) of Martins Bank’s Branch at Heaton Mersey was taken in 1958 by Mr J Berry, a member of the Branch staff, and it was published in Martins Bank Magazine with the title:  “The bank at the Corner” A large number of the Bank’s Branches are concentrated in this part of Cheshire, where it snakes its way around parts of neighbouring Lancashire and Derbyshire.


Stockport Area

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Heaton Mersey is one of three branches in close proximity to one another, the others being a further sub-Branch at Heaton Moor Top, and a full Branch at Heaton Chapel. Each was originally opened by a different bank, Heaton Chapel by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, Heaton Moor top by Martins Bank Limited, and Heaton Mersey by the Mercantile Bank of Lancashire.

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030/1259

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1958 Heaton Chapel Exterior MBM-Sp58P25.jpg

It is great to see the lovely (and slightly leaning) old style public telephone box outside Heaton Mersey Branch.  You can see another example of this particular type, on our page for MENSTON Branch.


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1916 Mr K T Downham joined the bank here MBM-Wi60P50.jpg

1925 to 1927 Mr W A Lawrence joined ther bank here MBM-Su64P04.jpg

1929 to 1939 Mr V Higham Manager MBM-Au46P24.jpg

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Mr K T Downham

Joined the Bank Here


Mr W A Lawrence

Joined the Bank Here

1925 to 1927

Mr V Higham


1929 to 1939







Index No and District:






11-44-40 Heaton Mersey

Sub to 11-44-40 Heaton Chapel

486 Didsbury Road Heaton Mersey Stockport Cheshire

742 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1300 and 1330-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

061 432 1200

No Nightsafe

Mr C Knowles Manager (Heaton Chapel)

Pre 1904

1 July 1904

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

14 April 1978


Mercantile Bank of Lancashire

Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-38-86 Heaton Chapel


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