A stone building on the south side of Palmerston Street just to the right of the entrance to Tullis Russell’s paper mill at Lower mills. At one time it was occupied by a bank so one might have thought that was the origin of the name. But it is clear that it had the name long before, while it was a private residence. It is, indeed, located on the bank above Pool Bank! It was home to the local branch of the National Westminster / NatWest Bank during at least the 1960s and much of the 1970s, before they moved to new premises at Ashbrook Road (now occupied by Bollington Vets). Bank House is today used as offices by local businesses.
The house was occupied as a private residence for some of the time between 1902 and 1911 by Edward Saylor Stone, manager of Ingersley Clough mill. Before that he lived in Henshall Road, as a boarder. He was a calico finisher then, originally from Manchester.
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