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No 17 Market Place - Bank House
 


 

This 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.

1848
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)

1850
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)

1874
John Bird - Manager of BedwellThomas Bank (W1874) Check

1896
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)


1901
Capital & Counties Bank opens this year.

1908
Joseph John Mayhew - Manager of Capital & Counties Bank. JJ Mayhew also acts as an insurance agent and is Secretary of the Southwold Gas Light Co Ltd. (K1908)


 

1916
Joseph John Mayhew - Manager of Capital & Counties Bank (K1916)


 
1924
A W Girling - Manager, Lloyds Bank. Lloyds took over Capital & Counties in 1923. A W Girling also serves as Borough Treasurer and is Secretary of the Southwold Golf Club.


 

Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank

 

Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank

 

Lloyds Bank

 
Lloyds Bank
 

Lloyds TSB

 
 

Lloyds TSB

   

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SOURCES:
BSD - Bernard Segrave-Daly
BCS = Bygones & Characters of Southwold by Barrett Jenkins
C = Census
CP = Cinema Programme 1958
CSP = Coronation Souvenir Programme 1953
G = Gales Trade Directory
GRO = General Register Office
K = Kelly's Directory
LM = Local memory
M = James Maggs' Southwold Diary 1818-1876
MCG = Methodist Church Guide 1930
NA = National Archives
PP = Pantomime Programme 1933
PLR = Petrol Licence Records

POD = Post Office Directory
PPP = Pier Pavilion Programme 1924, 1926
RCE = Rotary Club Exhibition 1969
SCM = Southwold Catholic Magazine 1923
SCTG = Southwold Corporation Tourist Guide
SER = Southwold Electoral Register
SFP = Southwold Scouts Fete Programme 1947
SG = Southwold Guide
SGCH = Southwold Golf Club Handbook
SLHR = Southwold Local History Recorder 1980s 1990s (Mrs R. McDermot)
SMHS = Southwold Museum & Historical Society

SN = Southwold & Neighbourhood 1903
SPM = Southwold Parish Magazine 1895 -1954
SR = Southwold Recorder 1927, 1932, 1934, 1935
SRB = Southwold Rate Book
SRT = Southwold Railway Timetable 1915
SSAS = Southwold Sea Angling Society Handbook 1909
SST = Southwold Summer Theatre Programmes
SSW = Southwold Shopping Week Programme, June/July 1922
STG = Southwold Town Guide 1930
SVL = Southwold Visitors List 1907, 1930
SVCP = Southwold Victory Celebration Programme 1946
SWCG = Southwold Wesleyan Church Guide

TTR = 'The Town Revisited' - Portraits of Southwold by Stephen Wolfenden 2000
TTT = ''To The Town' - Portraits of Southwold by Stephen Wolfenden 1988
W = White’s History, Gazetteer and Directory of Suffolk 1874

 
Note on dates
Unless otherwise stated, dates given do not indicate the years in which the business started or finished but those for which there is firm evidence that it was trading at this address. Sources in brackets; key at bottom of page.