Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 142,121 pages of information and 227,783 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Crompton, Evans and Co

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

Crompton, Evans Union Bank Ltd, a joint stock bank with limited liability, of Derby

1877 Established for the purpose of acquiring the existing sister-banks Crompton, Newton & Co of Derby and Crompton, Newton & Co of Chesterfield, as well as W & S Evans & Co of Derby.

Branches were opened at Wirksworth and Mansfield in the first year of operation.

1878 The bank acquired the failed Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Banking Co

1879 Acquired Wilson & Son of Alfreton and James Taylor & Sons of Bakewell

By 1914 the bank had 46 branches and sub-branches. Deposits grew from £1.187 million in 1878 to £5.61 million in 1913. In 1914 the bank was acquired by Parr's Bank.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • [1] RBS Heritage