Gordon Hoskins and Yorkshire Bank green plaque in Middlesbrough
1 Albert Road 1872 This building was designed in the French Gothic style by Gordon Hoskins for the bankers K. Backhouse and Company. The southern part of the building was used as a house for the bank manager. It was occupied by the Yorkshire Bank until the 1980's.
Yorkshire Bank is a commercial bank in England and Wales, a division of Clydesdale Bank, which in turn is a subsidiary of National Australia Bank. It mostly operates in the North of England, especially in Yorkshire. In 2006 underlying profit rose 16.7 per cent to £454 million compared with a year earlier, while post-tax earnings climbed 12.8 per cent to £229 million. Total income was up 8.7 per cent at £1,193 million, while net interest income climbed 14.6 per cent to £769 million.