Shopping Parades: Introductions to Heritage Assets (Paperback)

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Shopping parades are purpose-built rows of shops, often with generous residential accommodation above. They were built in large numbers, and with increasing architectural elaboration, from the mid-nineteenth century. Parades often comprised the commercial centre of suburban and dormitory communities, but were built on main thoroughfares, close to railway stations or tram or omnibus termini, where they might attract passing traffic as well as local shoppers. From the 1880s parades adopted a plethora of historicist styles: neo-Tudor, neo-Baroque, Queen Anne and a restrained neo-Georgian. The last predominated in the inter-war years, which might be regarded as the heyday of the shopping parade.

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Historic England hold an outstanding range of photographs, plans and drawings in their public archive, covering the historic environment of England and publish books on a wide variety of subjects to help the understanding, value, care for and enjoyment of the historic environment.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781848024007
ISBN-10: 1848024002
Publisher: Historic England
Publication Date: April 26th, 2016
Pages: 28
Language: English