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North Eastern Banking Company

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The Annual Report and Accounts of the North Eastern Banking Company, show that the Bank opened an office at South Moor – as a sub-Branch to Stanley – in 1913, a year or so before the Bank amalgamated with the Bank of Liverpool.  The opening days then were Monday and Saturday, and these remained the same right up to the time that South Moor was closed down in 1939.

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South Moor

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Extract from Martins Bank Annual Report and Accounts 1927 © Barclays

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This image (left) from a local directory shows details of South Moor sub branch in 1914. During its own existence, the North Eastern Bank swallowed up the Alnwick and County Bank and Dale and Company of South Shields, to eventually bring what would be the largest number of branches to a single district of the modern day Martins Bank.  As we have mentioned, South Moor survives until 1939. At this point, a large number of the Bank’s smaller Branches are mothballed due to the staff shortages cause by the Second World War.  Many of them will not open their doors again, and South Moor is one of them.  We have no image of the branch, so if you can help, please do get in touch with us at the usual address   

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Index Number and District:






Martins Bank Limited 11-767 South Moor

Sub to 11-767 Stanley

South Moor Stanley County Durham

359 North Eastern

Monday 1000-1230

Saturday 1000-1130

No Telephone

Counter service Only

Mr F A Nutt Manager (NEBC 1914)


7 August 1914

18 December 1918

3 January 1928


Opened by North Eastern Banking Company

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Closed for World War 2 but not re-opened

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