Coventry & Warwickshire Banking Company Records

Scope and Content

Records of Coventry & Warwickshire Banking Company relating to the establishment and operation of the firm and its amalgamation with Lloyds, including:

  • Establishment (1835): deeds of settlement;
  • Operation (1835-1876): minute books and customer incidental records;
  • Amalgamation (1879-1897): amalgamation agreements.

Administrative / Biographical History


This joint-stock bank was formed in 1835, in Coventry, by a small number of businessmen.


The bank rapidly expanded, soon taking over local private bank Beck & Prime (est. 1790). The bank offices were transferred to 25 High Street.

In 1839 it took over the private bank of Goodall, Gulson & Co. (est. 1810). The bank, however, never expanded beyond Coventry.


In 1879 an offer of amalgamation with Lloyds was accepted on terms very favourable to the Coventry & Warwickshire shareholders. The whole of the staff of the absorbed bank were retained.

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