The History of Banking in Leyland

The Map shows the greatest number of branches in Leyland in 1970.


The History of Banking in Leyland starts very simply with the provision of a Savings Bank based in a building at the Cross. There then followed a period of inactivity before the precursor of National Westminster Bank (the Lancaster Banking Co) and Midland Bank (the Preston Banking Co) moved into town in the late 18th Century. 

               There now follows a history of the individual banks, in chronological order with the details obtained from the banks own archives, the local trade directories and planning applications. The History of Banking in Leyland starts very simply with the provision of a Savings Bank based in a building at the Cross. There then followed a period of inactivity before the precursor of National Westminster Bank (the Lancaster Banking Co) and Midland Bank (the Preston Banking Co) moved into town in the late 18th Century. 

               There now follows a history of the individual banks, in chronological order with the details obtained from the banks own archives, the local trade directories and planning applications. 


              Click on the button for each bank to find their history