Dale's Ironmongers Shop, Stafford,

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Date:1922

Description:This building at 11 Greengate Street was a typical Tudor house (c.1500), although the building would have originally been thatched and a shop front was added in 1826.

The building was first used as a shop in 1811 when Bartlem Tomlinson started his ironmonger's business there. Philip Dale was one of his apprentices. In 1826 Dale set up his own business, acquiring Tomlinson's old premises in 1835.

The shop was noted by Charles Dickens from the window of the Swan Hotel during his brief stay in Stafford in the mid-1800s. It was demolished in the 1960s and replaced by modern shops.

Note the shop sign, a large copper kettle, hanging from one of the gables.


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1780s
Ancient High House, Stafford,
Ancient High House, Stafford,

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1850s
Ancient High House, Stafford
Ancient High House, Stafford

The large timber framed building is the Ancient High House on Greengate Street, ...

1870s
Ancient High House, Stafford,
Ancient High House, Stafford,

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1890s
Marson's Grocers Shop Advertisement, Stafford,
Marson's Grocers Shop Advertisement, Stafford,

Advertisement for Marson's grocers shop, celebrating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Marson's ...

1910s
Sir Walter Essex MP in a Horse-drawn Carriage, Stafford,
Sir Walter Essex MP in a Horse-drawn Carriage, Stafford,

Sir Walter Essex was the Liberal M.P. for Stafford 1910 - 1918. He is accompanied ...

1930s
Portrait of Philip Dale, Stafford,
Portrait of Philip Dale, Stafford,

Mr Philip Dale was the proprietor of Dale's, the ironmongers shop on Greengate Street. ...

1950s
Shrewsbury State Chariot outside the Swan Hotel, Stafford,
Shrewsbury State Chariot outside the Swan Hotel, Stafford,

The Earl of Shrewsbury's State Chariot passing the Swan Hotel in Greengate Street, ...

1970s
Bear Inn sign,
Bear Inn sign,

The seventeenth century Bear Inn on Greengate Street was built on the site of the ...

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Donor ref:P83.003.0001 (18/1353)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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