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Palatine Bank

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Rochdale South Parade and the sub-Branch at Buersil are original Branches of the Palatine Bank, which are absorbed into Bank of Liverpool and Martins in 1919. These are therefore well established offices by the time of the creation of Martins Bank Limited in 1928, when a further THREE Rochdale area branches Yorkshire Street, Littleborough and Smallbridge are added from the portfolio of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank.

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Image Barclays 1928

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Image BT 1927


As for the two branches in Rochdale town centre, we have seen elsewhere in our Archive that duplication of branches often results in the closure of one or more Branches, and in 1928 Martins Bank takes the decision to close South Parade in favour of the larger former Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank Branch in Yorkshire Street.

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Index Number and District:






11-705 Rochdale South Parade


South Parade Rochdale Lancashire

774 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0930-1130 

Rochdale 597

Counter Service

Mr C Chatterton Manager

Pre 1919

30 December 1919

3 January 1928

By end of 1928

Opened by the Palatine Bank

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited