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Shop Fronts

The shops/companies using the buildings is based on adverts from Ross Guide Books (so the dates are based on the estimations of the age of the guidebook) and when, more recently, photos have been taken of the current or recent businesses to use the buildings.

The lists of companies/shops at the addresses is not complete because if they did not advertise then they may not have been identified. The dates shown indicate when either adverts were noted or photos have been taken rather than when the shop or business opened.

4 High Street

  • [2009] Parkfields Gallery
  • [2006] Parkfields Gallery
  • [2006] Elder Antiques
  • [1975] Furnishing Crafts Limited
  • [1968] Furnishing Crafts Limited
  • [1965] Ross Gallery
  • [1960] Castle & Co. Ltd
  • [1949] Castle & Co. Ltd
  • [1910] Lewis

Parkfields Gallery
4 High Street - Parkfields Gallery - 4 April 2006
4 High Street in 2006
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Lewis
4 High Street circa 1910
4 High Street circa 1910
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Lewis Grocery, Provisioners, Wines, Spirits and Ales
Lewis Grocery, Provisioners, Wines, Spirits and Ales1
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12 High Street

  • [2009] Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • [2006] Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • [2003] "Splash"
  • [1975] Stooke, Hill & Co.
  • [1971] Serendipity

12 High Street circa 1971
12 High Street circa 1971
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Serendipity
Serendipity Antiques2
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15 High Street

  • [2009] Edinburgh Woollen Mill
  • [1980?] Job Centre
  • [1960] Knocked down when George Hotel removed
  • [Pre 1960] Ceejay
  • [????] Estate Agents??
  • [1933] C. N. Greenway (Grocers)

15 High Street (Edinburgh Woollen Mill) on 15th November 2009
Edinburgh Woollen Mill on 15th November 2009
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15 High Street circa 1980
15 High Street circa 1980?
[Photo: Edinburgh Woollen Mill]
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Job Centre
Job Centre
[Photo: Edinburgh Woollen Mill]
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18 High Street

  • [2009] Empty shop
  • [2006] Empty
  • [2006] Mini Mayhem
  • [1999] Croft Framing
  • [1999] Claire Verity Studio
  • [1960] Harold J. Powell
  • [1905] AJ Stephens

Mini Mayhem
18 High Street - Mini Mayhem - 4 April 2006
31 High Street in 2006
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A. J. Stephens
31 High Street circa 1910
18 High Street circa 1910
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A. J. Stephens Dairy and Tea Rooms
A. J. Stephens Dairy and Tea Rooms1
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19 High Street

  • [2009] Empty shop
  • [2006] Empty
  • [2006] Infinity Tattoo
  • [1999] Croft Framing
  • [1970] G. & B. Sports
  • [1960] Harold J. Powell
  • [1905] AJ Stephens

Infinity
19 High Street - Infinity - 4 April 2006
19 High Street in 2006
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In 2006, Infinity Tattoo and Piercing moved from 19 High Street to 25 High Street Ross-on-Wye.


20 High Street

  • [2009] Empty shop
  • [2006] Kitchen shop?
  • [1992] Scimitar DIY
  • [1988] Writing and Advertising Services
  • [1988] Scimitar DIY
  • [1988] Bradley Hill Workshop
  • [1980?] Scimitar DIY
  • [1975] Rowberry & Co.
  • [1960] Nags Head Inn/Hotel
  • [1933] Nag's Head Hotel
  • [1753] Nags Head Inn/Hotel

Scimitar DIY

Scimitar DIY Advert - 1992
Scimitar DIY Advert c. 19924
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27 High Street

  • [2009] Pye Powder
  • [2006] Pye Powder
  • [1980] Ross Travel
  • [????] Ross Travel Worldchoice
  • [1975] Ross Travel Agency
  • [1949] South Western Gas Board
  • [1938] Ross Gas Company Limited
  • [1936] Ross Gas Co. Ltd
  • [1952] B&B
  • [1960] B&B

27 High Street c.1980
27 High Street c.1980
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Ross Travel - c.1980
Ross Travel c. 1980
[Photo: Edinburgh Woollen Mill]
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31 High Street

  • [2009] Empty shop
  • [2007] Violet
  • [2006] Black & White
  • [2006] Empty shop
  • [2006] Bizarre Bazaar
  • [2005] Relics
  • [1975] Tony Netting
  • [1968] Tony Netting
  • [1965] Tony Netting
  • [1960] Tony Netting
  • [1910] Dampier, Son and Wigmor

Bizarre Bazaar
31 High Street - Bizarre Bizaar - 4 April 2006
31 High Street in 2006
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Tony Netting
31 High Street - Tony Netting - 1987
31 High Street in 1987
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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Tony Netting was a Chartered Surveyor and had a business as a auctioneer, valuer and estate agents which he ran from his shop on the High Street, Ross.

In 1987 Tony Netting's business was aquired by Cross and James, this photo was taken just after this.


Dampier, Son and Wigmor
31 High Street circa 1910
31 High Street circa 1910
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Dampier, Son and Wigmor
Dampier, Son and Wigmor Stock Salesmen and General Auctioneers1
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33 High Street

  • [2009] Special Occasions
  • [2006] Special Occasions
  • [1996] Seconds Ahead
  • [1990] Seconds shop??
  • [1975] Fine Fare
  • [1980?] Currys
  • [1952] Burtons
  • [1949] Burtons
  • [1947] Burtons
  • [1938] Burtons
  • [1938] J. H. Hart
  • [1936] J. H. Hart

33 High Street c.1980
33 High Street c.1980
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33 High Street - Currys - c. 1980
Currys
[Photo: Edinburgh Woollen Mill]
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34 High Street (Man of Ross House)

  • [2009] KBL Group Services Limited (Bathrooms)
  • [2008] Shop empty
  • [2008] Elegance
  • [2006] Diva
  • [2004] Diva International Ltd
  • [????] Cornucopia
  • [1999] Man of Ross Galley
  • [1981] Harts Chemist (B.R. Butler M.P.S.)
  • [1975] J. F. Hart Ltd
  • [1938] J. F. Hart limited
  • [1933] J. F. Hart
  • [1929] Hart
  • [1923] J. H. Hart
  • [1914] J. H. Hart (late Matthews)
  • [1900] T. Matthews M.P.S.
  • [1876] Thomas Matthews
  • [1868] Thomas Roper
  • [1850] Cary Cocks & Roper
  • [1830] William Cary Cocks
  • [1805] Samuel Philpot Brookes
  • [pre-1800] King's Arms Inn

T. Matthews
34 High Street circa 1910
34 High Street circa 1910
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T. Matthews Dispensing and Family Chemists
T. Matthews Dispensing and Family Chemists1
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38 High Street

  • [2009] Town Barbers
  • [2006] Town Barbers
  • [2004??] Peterstow Bakery
  • [1975] W. Harris & Sons - Fresh flowers
  • [1971] W. Harris & Sons
  • [1969] W. Harris & Sons - Fresh flowers
  • [1968] W. Harris & Son - Fresh flowers
  • [1968] W. Harris & Son - Choice Fruit
  • [1965] W. Harris & Sons - Fresh flowers
  • [1949] Tudor Tea Rooms
  • [1946] Tudor Tea Rooms
  • [1936] Tudor Tea Rooms
  • [1933] Tudor Tea Rooms

Tudor Tea Rooms
38 High Street circa 1938
38 High Street circa 1938
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T. Matthews Dispensing and Family Chemists
Tudor Tea Rooms, Ross-on-Wye
[Published: Unknown]
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40 High Street

  • [2011] Pots and Pieces Teashop and Gallery
  • [2007] Pots and Pieces Teashop and Gallery
  • [2006] Antique Tea Shop
  • [2004] Antique Tea Shop
  • [????] Hereford Furniture
  • [1975] Lawrence and Fowler (prop. A. C. Fowler newsagents, printers and tobacconist)
  • [1950] Lawrence and Fowler (prop. A. C. Fowler - Printers, stationers, fancy dealers and news agents)
  • [1900] Lawrence and Fowler
  • [pre-1883] Ross Gazette Office

2006 & 2011

The Antique Teashop was an oldy worldy tea shop with different bone china tea sets for each table and piles of cakes on the side cupboard. It had a mixture of different rugs covering the floor which sloped towards the front of the shop. No two chairs at the numerous tables were the same and the lady who ran it was very welcoming and friendly and couldn't do enough to help her customers. It was a relaxing and peaceful place where people regularly went to read their newspapers and drink tea.

In 2007 the lady retired and it was bought by David Bruce and his wife who renovated it and reopened it as "Pots and Pieces Teashop and Gallery" which it remains today.

Antique Tea Shop in 2006
40 High Street circa 1915
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Pots and Pieces in 2011
Pots and Pieces in 2011
[Photo: David Bruce]
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1915
40 High Street circa 1915
40 High Street circa 1915
[Photo: David Bruce]
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Pots and Pieces in 2011
Pots and Pieces in 2011
[Photo: David Bruce]
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47 High Street

  • [2006-2009] Molly May's
  • [2006] Empty Shop
  • [2006] Deck The Halls
  • [????] The Tool Shop
  • [1999] Jupiter and Teardrop
  • [1995] Jupiter and Teardrop
  • [????] Secondhand and ex goverment tools and clothes?? (Possibly owned by Roberts?)
  • [1960] W. J. Heal
  • [1949] W. J. Heal
  • [1938] Wm. C. Bevan
  • [1936] Wm. C. Bevan
  • [1907] Barrass
  • [1900] The Ross Toilet Club (Gentleman's Hairdressing Saloons)
  • [1900] Barrass

Barrass

Barrass was a wholesale and retail tobacco, cigar and cigarette merchants. They also imported cigars and fancy goods. They specialised in Loewe & G.B.D Briar Pipes, silver snd gun-metal cases along with gold and silver mounted walking sticks and were licensed to deal in gold and silver. Additionally they sold fishing rods and tackle etc.

47 High Street circa 1907
47 High Street circa 1910
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Barrass Tobacconists, Hairdressers and Bicycle Sales
Barrass Tobacconists, Hairdressers and Bicycle Sales3
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1 - The Wye Valley Illustrated from Hereford to Chepstow
No.323 Burrows Royal Handbooks [Fifth Edition c.1910]
published by Edward J. Burrow
2 Ross - The Gateway of the Wye Valley - Ross-on-Wye Chamber of Commerce [c.1971]
3 A Gossiping Guide to the Wye Valley - [c.1907]
4 Ross Gazette - 17/12/1992


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