The Baring Archive at Manor House, Lee
From Saturday 10 November to Monday 31 December (with the exception of 12-14 December) visitors to the Manor House, Lee will be able to find out more about the Barings, who owned the property from 1796 to 1898. The Baring Archive has prepared an exhibition in the Baring Room of the Manor House to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of Barings.
Barings was founded in 1762 by John, Francis and Charles Baring. Of the three founders, Francis Baring was the driving force behind the success of the firm and it was he who began the family's connection with Lee Manor.
The exhibition consists of a screen depicting a timeline of the bank's history and a smaller banner exploring Barings's relationship with the Manor House.
The Manor House is now home to one of the London Borough of Lewisham's public libraries. Address details and opening hours can be found here.
Posted on Thursday, 8th November 2012