Lloyds Bank in Teddington will be closed down in the group’s latest round of closures, it was announced this week.

The branch in the High Street, which is a Grade II listed building, is one of the 49 the banking group will close in the UK, with 305 staff losing their jobs.

The bank is due to close in July.

A Lloyds Bank spokesman said: “We have made the difficult decision to close the Lloyds Bank, Teddington branch in July 2018, due to the changing ways customers choose to bank with us, which has resulted in the branch being used less often.

“We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause, customers can continue to access their banking locally by visiting the nearby Post Office, which is a short distance from the branch.

“The nearest alternative branch is Twickenham.”

Sheen Harold, chairwoman of the Teddington Society, said it was a “retrograde step”.

She added: “In an affluent area where we have already lost HSBC and Nat West, to see Lloyds close leaving only Barclays is very bad news.  

“Lloyds is a bijou listed building of architectural importance so we need to know what it's future is going to be and save it for the town.”

Customers of the bank posted comments online about the news.

One said: “Opened my first ever bank account there when I was 17 and my grandma banked there for as long as I’ve been alive. It will be shame to see it something else.”

Another said: “A shame. Lovely staff and a friendly service. Best bank in Teddington.”

Charlie Camilleri, co-director of Fallow Deer Café, tweeted: “Another Teddington bank closing down!

“As a local business we’ll have to trek into Twickenham or Kingston instead, find somewhere to park and waste more time instead of nipping up the road... great shame.”