Fisherton Street

A fine shop front seen in Salisbury.  Richard Deane of the Salisbury Civic Society wrote: “I was interested to hear that you’d noted the sadly damaged frontage of 47 Fisherton Street, a property which we’ve been aware of for many years, and whose repair I’ve been trying to find some means of funding…. An estimate from a specialist terracotta company has given me an overall figure needed of around £100,000…. The damage was apparently caused in the 50s or 60s when the then owner decided to have all the protruding bits of faience knocked off to enable chicken wire to be fixed to the frontage and the whole thing rendered over…. The current owners would like to repair it, but the shop doesn’t begin to generate the sort of income needed for this.”

Photo: 47 Fisherton Street, Salisbury, November 2011

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6 Responses to Fisherton Street

  1. Dave says:

    What a wonderful old shop front.I particularly like the bottom right,which would have made a picture for me.Have you thought of putting it on the “shop windows” group on flickr?

    • brian human says:

      Hi Dave,

      Yes, theres more to this than I’ve captured. I was snapping it as a planner not a photogrepher and missed the opportunities (and I don’t think I’ve got your eye for these things!). There seems to be a flickr group for everything!

  2. Matt says:

    I think the shopfront was featured in a book by the Civic Society called ‘Salisbury in Detail’ – it’s a great book on the architectural details of the city. I don’t know if you’ve seen it?

    • brianhuman says:

      Yes, indeed it did. Richard showed me the book when I wsa in Salisbury and I was very impressed, by both the book and the wonderful wealth of architectural detail in the City.

  3. John Smart says:

    The shop front was made by Carters of Poole (Poole Pottery). A photographic image appears in their 1905 tile catalogue.

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