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The Halifax Equitable Banking Company has a variety of titles before it finally settles on “The Equitable Bank” prior to merging with the Bank of Liverpool and Martins in 1927. Batley Carr is first on the list of inherited branches in the Bank’s new but extremely short-lived Halifax District.  After only six months, a further amalgamation – this time with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank – will  create the modern-day Martins Bank Limited.

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Extract from Martins Bank Limited Annual Report and Accounts for 1927 – © Barclays

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At this point the Halifax District is dropped as unsustainable in favour of the new Bank operating a Leeds District. Further tweaking following the arrival of so many Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank Branches, then puts Batley Carr into MANCHESTER district until its closure! As is usual with many of the older branches and sub-Branches of Martins, we do not have a photograph of the Batley Carr Branch, which survives under Martins Bank’s ownership until 1934…

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Index Number and District:






11-232 Batley Carr

Sub to 11-232 Dewsbury

44 Town Street Batley Carr Dewsbury Yorkshire

728 Manchester

Not Known

Not Known

No Telephone

Counter Service Only

Mr F E Quarmy Manager (Dewsbury)

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Pre 1927

13 July 1927

3 January 1928


Opened by the Halifax Equitable Bank

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited