photo: Mr Brian Peach -
The shop on the corner which is
(at time of photo) Bourne Sports, was previously
Hammersley's drapery. On the right can be seen the beginning
of the expansive indoor market, built in 1878 with an impressive
Old postcard of Queen Street -
looking from St. John Square
down Queen Street with Hammersley's drapers on the left
Birks - Jan 2000
Group of shops. Dated 1868.
Brick with stone dressings and slate roofs. 3
storeys, 6 bays, built on a curve returning into St John's
Inserted shop front to left, then 3 stilted
arches over windows, with shafts with heavy foliate capitals,
and a wider archway formerly giving rear access.
Grouped windows above, divided by cylindrical
shafts and with continuous bands. Hood moulds over 2-centred
arched windows form a continuous arcade. Stilted arched windows
to attic storey. Modillion eaves cornice, gathered axial and
is named after the pottery ware Wedgwood made for Queen
Charlotte in 1765.
on St. John's Square