1-5 Leeming Street — HSBC UK

Designed by Robert Frank Vallance of Vallance & Westwick for the Midland Bank

Brief History

1 Leeming Street was first built as Nottingham Joint Stock Bank in 1893 and designed by Robert Frank Vallance, who was apprenticed to Albert Nelson Bromley and later partnered with Louis Alfred Westwick to form Vallance & Westwick.

In 1905 it amalgamated with the London City and Midland Bank and had to expand over the years into the adjoining buildings to accommodate for the growth in business and customers. Its new address became 1-5 Leeming Street.

Number 3 Leeming street was incorporated in 1923 to a design by Whinney, Son & Austen Hall of London,  of which Thomas Bostock Whinney — who was also married to Sydney Margaret Dickens, daughter of Charles Dickens — was a partner. The corner was reconfigured and it was again extended up to number 5 Leeming Street.

It was in the 1950s when the prominent curved corner entrance was installed, while the road was being realigned.

It remained the Midland Bank until it was renamed HSBC in 1999, then later changed its name to HSBC UK in 2015.


The building is not listed but there are other listed examples of Midland Bank by Whinney, Son & Austen Hall.

The building is in fair condition, if in need of some redecoration. The ground floor aluminium-framed security windows also have a non-original top light configuration.

The building features a striking crest on the Market Place elevation and the aluminium windows are not original but not overly dominant.

Suggested Works


Current Tenant/Owner


1-5 Leeming Street, Mansfield, UK

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  • The Bank prior was a large house and shop below the shops confectioners a Mr Mrs Boler had it, Frank Vallance lived in The Park off Woodhouse Rd, Westwick family lived in the house on Chesterfield Rd opp the civic centre the former Bolsover Council offices, Westwick has a large memorial in the cemetry, Mr Ellis became the bank Manager, I knew his daughter they lived in part of Newstead Abbey, I know the family quite well, Mr McMahon later took over who I also knew.

    By Mark Wilson (27/02/2022)

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