Wednesday, December 09, 2009
ABC Wednesday - U is for Underbank Hall
Underbank Hall on Great Underbank, Stockport, Cheshire UK, is Elizabethan, dating from the late 16th century. It was the town house of the Arderne family of Bredbury. The hall was sold for 3,000 guineas in September 1823 to the banking firm of Christy Lloyd & Co which became the Stockport and East Cheshire Bank in the following year. In 1829 it became part of the Manchester and Liverpool District Banking Company which by 1880 had 54 branches, in Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire. The bank changed its name to the District Bank in 1924 and in 1962 was acquired by the National Provincial Bank. Then in 1970 this bank merged with the Westminster Bank to form the National Westminster Bank, which is now known simply as NatWest.
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