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St. Mary Cray is an original Branch of Martin’s Private Bank, and is opened in 1886. It is one of a number of outlets of the Bank scattered throughout the North Western parts of Kent.  A sub-Branch to Orpington, St Mary Cray remains open until 1942, another victim of the Kennet committee’s call upon employers to release staff to fight in the Second World War.

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Extract from Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited

Annual Accounts for 1923 © Barclays

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Image © 1941 BT


After the War, the decision is taken not to reopen this branch. We haven’t been able to find opening hours for later than 1913.  At this point St Mary Cray is staffed two days a week by staff from Martin’s Private Bank at Chiselhurst.  If you can find an image of this branch, or have information or images in connection with any of Martins Bank’s 930+ Branch Buildings, then please do get in touch with us at the usual address – .

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Mr S E Pearman

Orpington Manager

1941 to 1946






Index Number and District:






11-649 St Mary Cray

Sub to 11-649 Orpington

59 High Street St Mary Cray Orpington Kent

412 London

Tue and Fri 1100-1500  (as at 1913)

No Saturday Service

Orpington 311

Counter Only

Mr S E Pearman Manager (Orpington)


18 December 1918

3 January 1928


Opened by Martin’s Private Bank

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited