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Bank of Liverpool and Martins

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Not to be confused with Martins Bank’s sub-Branch at TROUTBECK (Windermere), this is Troutbeck Penrith which is opened in 1919 by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins, and closed at the start of the Second World War.  There are two more branches in the Penrith area that also close around this time – Shap and Langwathby. 

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Troutbeck Pen

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Extract from the Bank of Liverpool and Martins Annual Report and Accounts for 1919 – © Barclays

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The Kennett Committee, charged with finding ever more number of able bodied people to help the War Effort makes great demands on the Bank’s Staff throughout the War, and for Martins this policy means the end for many small branches which cannot be sustained without staff are just not reopened after the War.  Very little information is available for these tiny outlets, and currently we have no images of Troutbeck.  If you can help with images and/or information about this or any of Martins Bank’s 930+ branch locations, please do get in touch with us at the usual address  Penrith’s sub-Branch at Glenridding (Patterdale) fares better, and is still open at the time of the merger with Barclays in 1969.

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Index No and District:






11-672 Troutbeck (Penrith)

Sub to 11-672 Penrith

Troutbeck Penrith Cumberland

219 Northern

Not known

No Saturday opening

Penrith 2235/6

No Nightsafe

Mr John G Holliday Manager (Penrith, 1939)


3 January 1928


opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited

Martins Bank Limited


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