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Craven Bank

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In 1880  the Craven Bank becomes a limited company, and since the establishment of the bank in 1791, four different partnerships have built the business to the stage where there are seven main and ten sub branches, one of which is this one at Long Preston. By the time of Martins’ merger with Barclays, Long Preston has had a bank for nearly ninety years. It is easy to see why the prospect of branch closure is a difficult one for those who have always known or used one, even one that only opens once a week on a Friday for just three hours…

1959 Long Preston Exterior front door open BGA Ref 30-1725

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/1725


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index Number and District:






11-68-70 Long Preston

Sub to 11-68-70 Settle

Long Preston Skipton Yorkshire

113 Craven

Friday 1000-1300

No Saturday Service

Long Preston 345

No Nightsafe

Mr F E Burnett Manager (Skipton)

Pre 1906

23 March 1906

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

25 January 1971

The Craven Bank

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-76-53 Settle