Former Essex bank is on the market for first time in 25 years

PUBLISHED: 08:48 17 November 2009 | UPDATED: 22:03 31 May 2010

A PROPERTY in Saffron Walden town centre, which was once home to the first bank set up by the Gibson family, is coming to the market for the first time in 25 years. Gibson House on Market Hill has a rich history in the town and has played host to the Saff

A PROPERTY in Saffron Walden town centre, which was once home to the first bank set up by the Gibson family, is coming to the market for the first time in 25 years.

Gibson House on Market Hill has a rich history in the town and has played host to the Saffron Walden and North Essex Bank and later, the Post Office.

The Gibsons were Quaker brewers, bankers and landowners and opened their bank in the early 1820s.

Having achieved great success in Gibson House, the family moved their business to a more prestigious building in the Market Place - now the home of Barclays Bank - in 1874.

For the past quarter of a century the building has been occupied by chartered surveyors Bruce Monroe and, currently, the estate agent Mullucks Wells who are relocating.

Described as a spacious Grade II listed period property, Gibson House offers 2500 square foot of accommodation plus a vast cellar.

It is being offered for sale or to let and is suitable for retail, offices or residential (subject to the appropriate planning consents). It is a handsome building with a brick facade, sash windows and an elegant door case.

For more information on this property, please contact the managing agents, Mullucks Wells, on 01279 755900 or email mullucks@mullucks.co.uk


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