The National Provincial Bank (Lost & Found) - A Birmingham Gem!

This magnificent Grade II listed building is to be found on Waterloo Street. It was designed and built between 1869-1870 by local Castle Bromwich architect, John Gibson. 

Where is the Lost & Found?

The Lost & Found is at 8 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5RS


In brief

Built as the National Provincial Bank of England in middle of the 19th century, it later became a National Westminster Bank. A period in the late 2000s / early 2010s as a bar called Bennetts. It has been The Lost & Found since 2014.

The Lost & FoundThe Lost & Found from the 18th floor balcony at 103 Colmore Row (July 2022). Photography by Elliott Brown


The Lost & Found / National Westminster Bank - history

A bank at 11 Waterloo Street and 8 Bennetts Hill.

The original bank of 1855 was by C R Cockerell.

But it was rebuilt in 1869 by John Gibson.

Built of stone.

BennettsBennetts (April 2011). Photography by Elliott Brown


Sculptured panels by S F Lynn, 1869.

Shield of arms with flanking figures, an early Birmingham coat of arms.

BennettsBennetts (April 2011). Photography by Elliott Brown


Grade II listed since 1982.

It was a bar called Bennetts until sometime in the early 2010s.

BennettsBennetts (August 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown


It became The Lost & Found in 2014.

The Lost & FoundThe Lost & Found (June 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown


Original details

Now a popular Birmingham bar, this building was formerly home to The National Provincial Bank.  High above the front of the building can be found a sculpture with an early Birmingham coat of arms sandwiched in between.   

The Lost & FoundThe Lost & Found in 2021. Photography by Daniel Sturley



Contact details

The Lost & Found

8 Bennetts Hill


B2 5RS

Telephone - 0121 643 9293


Project dates

13 Feb 2021 - On-going


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