Grade II Listed building was built as a merchant's
house in 1716. An extra storey was added in the mid-1800s
and some years later it was converted into a bank.
The grand doorway with its Doric-style columns is
considered to be a particularly fine example.
Henry Knevett Bransby - 'Sole Bay Academy'. Bransby who has moved from Dunwich, this April launches the prospectus for his academy which would be opening in the summer. Boarders' fees would be 20 to 22 guineas pa and each young gentleman would need to bring a pair of sheets and six towels.In addition to the standard timetable, Greek, Latin, French, drawing, navigation, land surveying, music and dancing would also be available at extra cost. In an attempt to drum up business, Mr Bransby addresses the Southwold Union Book Club on the subject of 'Elocution'. However the Bransby venture is an abject failure... (M)
Henry Knevett Bransby - is declared insolvent by the County Court and his furniture and effects are sold. He leaves Southwold the following year and moves first to Southwark in London where he describes himself as a mathematics teacher (C1851) and then to New Orleans where he dies in 1855.(M)
John Bird - Manager of BedwellThomas
Bank (W1874) Check
Joseph John Mayhew check
- Agent of the Lacons, Youell
& Kemp Bank. This is a Norfolk- and Suffolk-based
regional bank which draws on Glyn Mills, Currie &
Co Bank of Lombard Street, London. (K1896)