Bulpett & Hall

Bulpett & Hall (1786-1892), established in Alresford, was a past constituent of NatWest.

Brief history

This private bank was established in 1786 as Knapp & Co by Edward Knapp, a coal, corn and salt merchant. The firm was also known as Winchester Bank and later as Winchester, Alresford & Alton Bank. Branches were established in Winchester (1789; later the main office) and Alton (1835). In 1892, when known as Bulpett & Hall, the bank amalgamated with Prescott, Dimsdale, Cave, Tugwell & Co of London.

Detailed list of name changes

  • Knapp & Co in 1786
  • Edward Knapp, Son & Co by 1796
  • Knapp, Knapp & Harley by 1812
  • Knapp, Knapp & Markham by 1813
  • Knapp, Bulpett & Markham by 1822
  • Bulpett, Mulcock & Dunn by 1848
  • Bulpett & Hall by 1887

Also known as Winchester Bank and as Winchester, Alresford & Alton Bank.

Summary of our archive holdings

Our archival records of Bulpett & Hall have the reference code BUL.

For help understanding words used here, check our glossary of banking record types (PDF 24KB).

  • cheque 1800s
  • letter re lost cheque 1876
  • banknote 1885
  • amalgamation papers 1892-1893