Western Counties Bank records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Western Counties Bank relating to its amalgamation with Hampshire Banking Co. including agreements and liquidation papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

This company’s origins can be traced back to the private bank of Clymo, Treffry, Hawke, West & Co., established in 1864 in Liskeard. It was closely linked with the Cornish mining industry. Branches were opened at Bodmin (1865), Looe (1866), Camelford (1867) and Wadebridge (1879). In 1885 it was reconstructed as a joint-stock bank, known as Western Counties Bank, and was acquired by Capital & Counties Bank (est. 1877) in 1890.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is by appointment only, and at the discretion of the Archivist. Please e-mail archives@lloydsbanking.com for further information.

Other Finding Aids

Item level catalogue available - please e-mail archives@lloydsbanking.com for further details.

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