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Ferryhill, along with its two sub Branches – Chilton and Ferryhill Station comes to Martins Bank through the amalgamation in 1914, of the Bank of Liverpool and Martins with the North Eastern Banking Company Limited. As a result of this merger, the North East of England becomes and remains the largest district of Martins Bank. 

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Pictured here in 1959, Ferryhill Station is typical of the large number of “front room” Branches in the Bank’s portfolio, providing banking services to the local community for three hours per week. 

 

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1959 Ferryhill Station Exterior Close up BGA Ref 30-994

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/0994

Although quaint, and often  appealing, these sub-Branches are never likely to pay their way, and Barclays’ axe has to fall on many at the time of the 1969 merger.  Ferryhill Station survives this by a few months, closing its door for the final time early in 1970…

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MARTINS BANK LIMITED

NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-85-30 Ferryhill Station                                

Sub to 11-85-30 Ferryhill

1 Eldon Terrace Ferryhill County Durham

375 North Eastern

Tuesday 1230-1400

Friday 1000-1130

Ferryhill 623

No Nightsafe Installed

Mr H S Hamilton Manager (Ferryhill)

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1911

7 August 1914

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

13 February 1970

Currently

Opened by The North Eastern Banking Company

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-31-66 Ferryhill

Closed

Residential

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