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Butterknowle is opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins in February 1923. It is one of four sub branches to Barnard Castle, and along with Cockfield, Gainford and Staindrop is open to customers for just a short amount of time each week to provide a more local banking service. At Butterknowle the service is offered Monday to Friday for an hour and a half, but it is the short opening hours, and the associated costs of maintaining and staffing such remote sub-Branches that brings about the demise of many such small outlets. Butterknowle just survives the merger with Barclays, and shuts the door for the last time in April 1971.


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Image Barclays Ref: 30/502

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Index No and District:






11-38-00 Butterknowle

Sub to 11-38-00 Barnard Castle

12 West View Butterknowle Bishop Auckland County Durham

305 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1130

No Saturday Service

Cockfield 434

No Nightsafe

Mr R W Mackenzie Manager (Barnard Castle)

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16 February 1923

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

30 April 1971


Opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-38-00 Barnard Castle Horsemarket


Private Residence

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