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Craven Bank

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Ingleton is a spectacular village in the West Riding of Yorkshire, that like so many of its neighbouring towns and villages is forced to use a postal address that implies quite wrongly that it is in Lancashire!  Whether taking part in the famous Three Peaks Race, buying a Wensleydale cheese, walking the moors or just admiring the view, those who have visited the Martins sub-Branch there have always received a warm welcome from staff who go to extremes to be helpful.  The main branch is at Bentham, from where staff are sent to Ingleton each Tuesday and Friday for the banking convenience of locals and visitors alike.  Ingleton Branch remains open at Main Street after the merger with Barclays but it is closed in the Summer of 1977 and moved to new premises in The Square.

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At its new address the Branch lasts a further thirty-eight years, closing in March 2015. Bentham and Ingleton are original branches of the Craven Bank, and both were sub Brnaches to Settle until 1950 when Bentham became a full Branch with Ingleton as its sub-Branch. Our images from Barclays’ collection show this little office in the early 1960s (right), and at the time of the merger of Martins Bank with Barclays Bank in 1969 (below), where we can see from the signs in the window that Barclaycard is already welcome, and customers are reminded exactly who the new owners of their Branch are… 

In Service: pre 1906 until Friday 13 March 2015  

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Branch Images © Barclays Ref 0030-1414

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Index Number and District:






11-55-00 Ingleton

Sub to 11-731 SETTLE until 1950,

then Sub to 11-55-00 BENTHAM

Main Street Ingleton Yorkshire

103 Craven

Tue and Fri 1000-1230 and 1300-1500

No Saturday Service

Ingleton 283

No Nightsafe Listed

A B Pitts Manager (Bentham)




Pre 1906

23 March 1906

18 December 1918

3 January 1928


15 December 1969

May 1977

Friday 13 March 2015

Opened by The Craven Bank

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Becomes sub-Branch to Bentham

Barclays Bank Limited 20-06-22 Bentham

Moved to new premises in The Square

Closed permanently at 12 Noon

Ipswich 11 Buttermarket

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