SO9198 : National Provincial Bank (detail), Wolverhampton

taken 10 years ago, near to Wolverhampton, Great Britain

National Provincial Bank (detail), Wolverhampton
National Provincial Bank (detail), Wolverhampton
Detailed stone work over the front entrance. This building was erected by the National Provincial Bank Ltd in 1914, in Edwardian Baroque style. The date shown on the decorative stonework (1833) refers to the founding of the National Provincial Bank, not the date of the building. A larger image can be found in a 2012 image here: LinkExternal link

A plaque forms part of the cast iron railings around the present Natwest bank 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, though they soon preferred the "trendier" NATWEST! How clever they are!!!

And what a financial mess they are in now!!!
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 27 February, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 913 987 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.1621N 2:7.7373W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 913 987
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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