Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Banking Co Ltd

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Banking Co Ltd (1834-1919) was a past constituent of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

Brief history

This joint stock bank was established in Nottingham in 1834 as Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Banking Co with a capital of £500,000. The bank traded in Pelham Street under the management of Peter Watt, a Scottish banker. Branches were quickly opened in Mansfield (1834), Loughborough (1834), Newark (1835), Worksop (1836) and Retford (1836). By the 1840s the bank’s London agents were London & Westminster Bank. In 1841 the bank encountered difficulties but survived the crisis with support from key shareholders. A branch was opened at Southwell (1874) and a new head office building constructed in Nottingham in 1881. In 1884 the bank assumed limited liability as Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Banking Co Ltd with a capital of £1.3 million. Expansion continued and by 1911 the bank had almost 30 branches. It was acquired by London, County, Westminster & Parr’s Bank in 1919.

Branches: The bank opened c.39 branches and sub-branches between 1834 and 1919. In 1919 20 branches and 18 sub-branches were operating.

Summary of our archive holdings

Our archival records of Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Banking Co Ltd have the reference code NOT.

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Corporate records

  • directors’ meeting minute books 1833-1919
  • deeds of settlement 1834-92
  • share transfer deeds 1835-9
  • share certificates 1835, 1870s, 1908, 1918
  • letterbooks: 1844-61, manager’s 1897-1909
  • annual return 1880
  • amalgamation papers 1919-34

Financial records

  • balance sheet book 1907-18

Customer records

  • customer account ledger 1834-5
  • cheque forms 1850s-90s, post 1900

Staff records

  • clerks’ salary minute book 1872-1901
  • officers’ engagement agreement book 1873-92
  • staff dinner menu 1878
  • staff rules book 1893
  • salary book 1901-(1915)
  • photographs 1915-35

Property records

  • property and investment ledgers 1858-96
  • architectural drawings, branches 1903
  • property register 1904-16
  • branch photographs c.1919-20
  • title deeds 1834-1907

Note issue records

  • banknote register 1834-1918
  • banknotes 1830s-1916

Branch records

  • selected records