High Street

 

 

High Street, Chesterfield, 1839. - Rob Marriott

1839

Thanks to  Rob Marriott

High Street possibly from the 1880’s - Alan Taylor

High Street possibly from the 1880’s.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

High Street in 1903 on when appears to be a market day with stalls, you can just see New Square, and the little Market Square. - Alan Taylor

High Street in 1903 on when appears to be a market day with stalls, you can just see New Square, and the little Market Square.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

T.P. Wood’s offices looking down High Street to Burlington Street, 1903 - Alan Taylor

View from T.P. Wood’s offices looking down High Street to Burlington Street, on what seems to be a busy market day in the early years of the century, before the trams had arrived. The horse and cart or dray was very much in evidence at this time. Taylor Bros. drapers, occupying a prominent position on the corner, display a wide selection of good outside the shop. 1903.

Thanks to Alan Taylor & Neil Botham

Laying the trarnlines on High Street and Burlington Street in the summer of 1904. - Alan Taylor

Laying the trarnlines on High Street and Burlington Street in the summer of 1904.

1904 High Street - Alan Taylor

High Street in the summer of 1904. Working laying the tram tracks are photographed with usual, plenty of onlookers. On the left may be seen the arches of T.P. Wood’s offices, Had field’s Park Butchers, Warner’s Fish Shop  and the two photographers’ studios, Leuchers (behind the group of men) and Seaman (opposite Taylor).

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Samuel Elliott's shop on High Street  - John Stinton

This is Samuel Elliott's shop on High Street where he retailed over 1000 varieties of sweets, most of which were made in his factory in Park Road. In 1912 he claimed the largest delivery of chocolate and confectionary in Chesterfield...25 tons, all delivered by horse and cart. Sam also claimed that sugar ' built up healthy, strong and vigorous babies '.  Despite prospering since 1892, the factory, then in Quarry Lane Brampton, closed in 1959.

The picture shows his prize winning Shopping Festival display in 1912 .

Thanks to John Stinton

High Street 1904 - Alan Taylor

In 1904, the Bill for a new electric tramway passed through Parliament, a d new track was life from Brampton Terminus to Whittington Moor via High Street, Cavendish Street, Holywell Street and Sheffield Road. The new service came into operation on the Brampton section on 21st December 1904 and by the 31st January 1904the whole new system was in operation, with 12 tramcars in a livery of chocolate and and yellow. A further 6 tramcars were added to the fleet by 1914, 3 of them with top covers. After the First World War, the popularity of the tramway system began to decline,and as track and vehicle repair costs were high, trolley buses were favoured as a replacement. After a trolley bus demonstration in December 1924, the Tramways Committee visited other trolley bus systems and in September 1925 applied to the Ministry of Transport for powers to convert to the new system. The application was approved in November 1926 and conversion started in February 1927.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

High Street - Rob Marriott

High Street - ?

Thanks to Rob Marriott

High Street - Alan Taylor

High Street.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

High Street with Glumangate - 1950 - Alan Taylor

High Street with Glumangate - 1950.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Market Day, High Street, date around1980s. - Alan Taylor

Market Day, High Street, date around1980's.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Burlington Street - Chesterfield Museum

Thanks to Chesterfield Museum

Ratner's Jewellery Shop, High Street, Chesterfield, 1991 - Paul Greenroad 

Ratner's Jewellery Shop, High Street, - 1991

Thanks to Paul Greenroad

5-7 High Street, May 1992. - Paul Greenroad

5-7 High Street. Reconstruction of former shoe shop on the south side of High Street, for the Bradford and Bingley Building Society. - 1992

Thanks to Paul Greenroad

Littlewoods 2004 - Brian Crossland

2004

Thanks to Brian Crossland

10 High Street - 2005

High Street

2020

Late C18/early C19. Red brick facade with moulded eaves cornice. Roof not visible.
3 storeys. 3 windows all with stuccoed lintels, sashes 1st floor with late C19 glazing, 2nd floor with glazing bars but adapted opening top light. Ground floor has early C19 shop front with Corinthian pilasters and elaborate entablature with modillion cornice and letter frieze. Modern reproduction shop windows with glazing bars and central entrance. Round arched doorway to west with cobweb fanlight.
Segmental arched carriageway entrance to east. Long rear wing.

Thanks to Historic England

 

 

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