Saturday, 15 June 2013

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe

The shop on the corner of Bridge Street and Great Underbank was Boots the Chemists until 1970. Now it is Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe.

It is a listed building described as "House of three storeys which is canted to the corner of Great Underbank and Bridge Street Brow. Three storeys, of painted brick with a three-window range to Great Underbank, one-window range to the street corner. The windows have very slightly cambered heads with keystones and stone sills, all painted. Timber modillion eaves cornice. There are tie plates in the upper part of the Great Underbank elevation. At the ground floor an altered timber shop front is probably of late 19th or early 20th century date. Attached two-storey two-bay range in similar style with similar shop front."

A coloured view can be seen on Geograph.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White.


  1. Nice image. I like the way you have framed it. Looks like an interesting place.

  2. Looks like a great sweet shop.

  3. Great post for the B&W theme!

  4. Great old building, and a fine photo.