Shop buildings on Hill Rise
Shop buildings on Hill Rise
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Shop buildings on Hill Rise
This view shows two eighteenth-century buildings of contrasting scale, later extended by single-storey shopfronts, at 20 and 24 Hill Rise in the Richmond Hill conservation area of Richmond upon Thames. To the left of view, the pair of four-storey brick houses at 18-20 have modified Victorian shop fronts and were Grade II listed in 1983; listing number: 1065432. The shops are thought to have been occupied at the time by Potters Music Shop and Deltakos UK Ltd respectively, although the shop fronts are out of frame. Its expansive flanking wall is shown displaying two large advertising boards, the upper one for Gauntlet car dealers, stating: ‘Gauntlet not-so-used cars. New-car confidence at used-car prices.’, and the lower one for Harp Lager with the slogan ‘Enjoy the Call.’ The advertising boards have since been removed, the traditional brickwork of this prominent flanking wall now more befitting the historic townscape of the locality. The pair of houses at 24-32 Hill Rise, shown beyond the shopfronts, are set further back, have two storeys, a hipped slate roof, and pedimented dormers. Dating back to c1700, the long single-storey shopfront extensions are early twentieth-century and the buildings also Grade II listed in 1983; listing number 1357708. Number 24 is shown trading as A&M CLUBS – HIS & HERS Hair, Health and Beauty. The painted flanking wall of the adjacent shop extension shows ‘Gymnasium and Sauna’. Some ironwork and a slatted platform above the shop, since removed, presumably provided service access to the advertising boards above. 26 Hill Rise is believed to have been an antiques shop, although its hoarding is hidden beneath a plain awning and its window display obscured by reflections of the shops opposite. 28 Hill Rise is The Richmond Antiquary, number 30 with the recessed entrance has a hoarding for Picture Care Ltd – Fine Art Gallery and Fine Art Framers, and number 32 is HERBERTS, a fruiterers believed to have ceased trading. To the right of view, a mesh gate with a warning sign secures the driveway to the former Holbrook Motor Company premises, which once occupied the eighteenth-century Holbrook House, Grade II listed; listing number: 1286011, since restored and the driveway now providing access to the offices and residences of Holbrook Place.
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London Metropolitan Archives
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