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1937 Clayton West Exterior Chimney pot detail BGA Ref 30-669The word “cute” simply doesn’t do it justice - This is Clayton West, and it has to be one of the most charming settings for one of Martins Bank’s branches that we have yet seen. Note the attention to detail, even on the chimney pot (right) that gives the building the look of a lovingly made Lego® brick model!  This image dates from 1937, when the building resembles one of those ornate little shelters in a park or on a common where nearby a brass band can be heard, and children are playing ball games and eating ice cream… 

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After the amalgamation of the West Riding Union Bank with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank in 1902, Clayton West becomes one of a large number of  Branches situated in Yorkshire, that are actually under the control of Manchester District.  By 1969, although Clayton West is officially a sub branch to Skelmanthorpe, both branches are under the control of the Manager of Market Place Huddersfield Branch. Clayton West not only survives the merger with Barclays, it remains open as one of their branches until 1988…  

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1937 Clayton West Exterior BGA Ref 30-669

Image © Barclays Ref: 0030/0669

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Index No and District:






11-89-70 Clayton West

Sub to 11-89-70 Skelmanthorpe

16 Scott Hill Clayton West Huddersfield Yorkshire

780 Manchester

Tuesday 1100-1245

Thursday 1100-1245

Skelmanthorpe 2206

No Nightsafe

L G Johnson pro Manager Skelmanthorpe

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Pre 1902

15 July 1902

3 January 1928

25 July 1942


15 December 1969

31 October 1988


opened by the West Riding Union Bank

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Closed for World War 2


Barclays Bank Limited 20-78-35 Skelmanthorpe


Hair Salon