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S-Elliotts Shop - Complete 1 sq - Catchfrench Design Architects in Saltash

Mr H Elliott's grocery shop ceased trading in the 1970's and became a museum.

Project Highlights    
Main Contractor: 
Geoff Cole Construction Ltd (more)
Tamar Protection Society
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Elliott's Shop

Elliott's grocery shop had been operating form the same building in Saltash since 1903 but Frank Elliott disagreed with the introduction of decimalisation and decided to shut up shop.  To avoid being charged new business rates he maintained his shop, but as a museum, with goods which had been available through the latter part of the 20th century when prices were 3/6d and his “shop” became a focus of local interest. On his death he left his premises with a small donation to the Tamar Protection Society in order that they could keep it as a museum.

In 1995 we restored the shop, and converted the first floor into a Tamar Protection Society Boardroom in the original parlour and created flat on the top floor. The features of the building have been faithfully renovated but the northern gable had been subject to numerous alterations in the 1950 and 60’s when the Tamar Road Bridge had been constructed. This area was extremely unsightly and subject to the introduction of a cascading oriel bay which now provides the visitor to Cornwall with his first view of Cornish architecture. 

External Links

More information about Elliott's Shop can be found here:

Saltash Heritage

BBC Cornwall

Completed in 1997/8 


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