SO9198 : National Provincial Bank, Wolverhampton

taken 9 years ago, near to Wolverhampton, Great Britain

National Provincial Bank, Wolverhampton
National Provincial Bank, Wolverhampton
This plaque forms part of the cast iron railings around the present National Westminster Bank - Natwest, in Queen Square. SO9198 : National Westminster Bank, Wolverhampton

The County of Stafford Bank opened in Bilston in 1836 as Bilston District Banking Co. The bank moved in to Wolverhampton in 1843. It issued its own notes until 1881. The bank assumed limited liability in 1873 as County of Stafford Bank Ltd. In 1899 the bank was wound up and its business sold to National Provincial Bank of England Ltd (established 1833) of London. In 1968 the National Provincial Bank was merged with the Westminster bank, adopting the National Westminster bank name in 1970. By 2000 the National Westminster bank merged with the Royal Bank of Scotland, but they continued trading under their own names, recently preferring the more "trendy" NATWEST. Such clever people, don't you think?

And what an appalling financial mess they are in now!!!
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SO9198, 1890 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 February, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 20 February, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 913 987 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.1621N 2:7.7285W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 913 986
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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