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Martins Bank 1928+

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This office, situated in the appropriately named Bank Street, is Martins Bank’s fourth and final Branch to be opened in the City of Sheffield. From 1966 in this rather unmemorable brutalist building, Bank Street joins West Street, with its roots in the Halifax Equitable Bank, Sheffield University Branch – opened in 1960, and Sheffield Moor Branch, which in 1961 is opened as part of the regeneration of Eyre Street following the bomb damage caused to the area during the Second World War. 

In Service: 1966 until 17 May 1985

Image © Barclays 0030-2600

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Despite being “tucked away in a side street” as Martins Bank Magazine puts it in the following article, the Branch at Bank Street survives the merger with Barclays, and remains open until 1985…

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1966 03 MBM.jpgsheffield, that thriving industrial and university city where we have been established for more than 60 years, now has four Martins branches, but the most recent one to open is probably the hardest to find.  Bank Street is a side street which to the casual observer holds nothing of interest, until he has driven its full length and at last found a parking place. Then on the long walk back he realises he is in the commercial centre with solicitors', accountants' and estate agents' offices unobtrusively tucked away in elderly houses.

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Mr John Firth, the manager of the new branch, had wisely advised us to look for the ABC cinema which one cannot miss when driving through the rebuilt shopping centre, and sure enough just around the corner was the familiar Bank name on the modern, glass-fronted premises.   Just as every branch has its own 'atmosphere', so each new branch has its own personality for the design of a modern branch demands much more than the fitting of desks, a counter and a manager's room into x square feet. Height and depth have to be considered along with the siting of staff and storage rooms, safes and strong­room. Even then the materials employed can easily kill the general effect.  At Bank Street the lines are clean, the effect is bright, the design modern and the materials of the very best. Natural wood, and neutral coloured walls throw up the contrasting counter front and bold patterned wallpaper at the rear of the banking hall. Everywhere one feels that things are just right.

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BARCLAYS BANK LIMITED

High Street

765 Attercliffe Road

Banner Cross

39 Charles Street

259 Crookes

Eckington

Fitzalan Square

Glossop Road

Hillsborough

Meadowhead

Moor

Parson Cross

Walkley

Wholesale Markets

Wicker

BOWMAKER FINANCE

St Andrews Road

CO-OPERATIVE WHOLESALE

 

 

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DISTRICT BANK LIMITED

Address

 

KLEINWORT BENSON

LLOYDS BANK LIMITED

14 Church Street

Abbeydale Road

Banner Cross

769-771 Chesterfield Road

Glossop Road

The Moor

Gleadless

 

 

                   

 

 

 

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MARTINS BANK LIMITED

Bank Street

West Street

University

Moor

MIDLAND BANK LIMITED

17 Church Street

Mkt Pl Bldngs Exor&Ttee

Market Place High Street

Abbeydale Road

Attercliffe

Banner Cross

Central

Chapeltown

Darnall

Dore

427 Ecclesall Road

Ecclesfield

Fulwood

Gleadless

Handsworth

Heeley

Hlghfield

Hillsborough

Infirmary Road

Markets

Leopold Street Oseas

Middlewood Hospital

Pitsmoor

Ranmoor

Sheffield Moor

Tinsley

University

West End

Wholesale Meat Mkt

Wsale FrVegFish Mkts

Walkley

Wicker

Woodhouse

Woodseats

NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK

George Street

16 George Street Foreign

17 York Street Trustee

Abattoir      

Attercliffe

Broomhill

Castle Market

Crosspool

Darnall

Ecclesall

Ecklngton

Firth Park

Fir Vale

851 Gleadless Road

Glossop Road

1-7 High Street

Heeley

Highfleid

Hillsborough Park

Hunter's Bar

Infirmary Road

Malin Bridge

Meadowhead & Norton

Meersbrook

Millhouses

Moor

Norwood Hospitals

Tinsley

Totley

Wsale Mkts Parkway

Wicker

Woodseats

 

 

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UNITED DOMINIONS TRUST

WESTMINSTER BANK LIMITED

42 High Street

Firth Park

Attercliffe

7 Earl Street

Glossop Road

University

Hillsborough

Hunter's Bar

WILLIAMS DEACON’S BANK

Trustee

Church Street

Attercliffe

Lady's Bridge

Moor

University

Royal Hospital

Whitham Road

 

 

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YORKSHIRE BANK LIMITED

Fargate

Abbeydale Road

Attercliffe

Broomhill

Chapeltown

Darnall

Firth Park

Haymarket

Heeley

Hillsborough

Hunter's Bar

Moor

Walkley

Woodseats

 

 

 

 

 

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Miss E J Fergus

On the Staff

1966

Mr J F Firth

Manager

1966

Miss J M Jones

Joined the Bank Here

1966

Mr S J Pegg

On the Staff

1966

 

 

 

Title:

Type:

Address:

Index No and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-72-70 Sheffield Bank Street

Full Branch

9 Bank Street Sheffield S1 2DR

638 Leeds

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Sheffield 29378

Nightsafe Installed

J F Firth Manager

 

Sheffield West Street

1966

15 December 1969

17 May 1985

opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-76-84 Sheffield Bank Street

Closed

Sheffield Moor

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