Building Name

Manchester and Liverpool District Bank Market Street, Bury,

Market Street
GMCA, England
Manchester and Liverpool District Bank
New Build
Diggle Brothers of Heywood

The new premises of the Manchester and Liverpool District Bank Bury, were opened for business last week. They are situated on the corner of Hind Hill Street and Market Street in the side space just opposite St Luke's Church. The building faces both streets, the bank entrance being at the corner, and is in the Classic style, faced with stone. The banking hall is spacious and well-lighted and has windows on the sides, with neatly panelled and moulded ceiling. The floor behind the counter is laid in oak bricks on concrete, and in front of the counter are ceramic mosaic tiles. The vestibule to the bank is circular. in plan and has a ceramic floor, as the bank, and communicates directly with the manager's consultation room and the bank. The safe is made of steel and surrounded with thick concrete and approached by double fireproof doors by Messrs. Chubbs. This safe contains another of Messrs Chubbs' double patent cash safes. Attached to the bank is a manager's house of moderate size. The whole of the place is heated with hot water and great care has been bestowed upon the ventilation, both to the admission of fresh and the extraction of foul air. The premises have been designed and carried out under the superintendence of Messrs Maxwell & Tuke of Manchester and Bury by Messrs Diggle Brothers of Heywood. The block floors and ceramic tile work have been done by Mr L Openheimer of Manchester, the hot water by Mr J Downham of Bury, the grates by Mr John Kershaw of Heywood and the bank fittings by Messrs Besham & Company of Manchester.

Reference           British Architect 29 May 1885 Page 264