The Glossop VAH Project
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1 Jackson Buildings, Victoria Street 5 Jackson Buildings, Victoria Street
Snobby Dogs
1 Jackson Buildings, Victoria Street
3 Jackson Buildings, Victoria Street
Gas Appliance Stockists
5 Jackson Buildings, Victoria Street

2 Victoria Street
Old Post Office
4 Victoria Street

6 Victoria Street
Built in 1894-96 by Isaac Jackson, a saddler & harness maker, he founded Glossop Belt Co. making fasteners for belts for the cotton mills.

Paired gabled shops punctuate the centre of the Jackson Buildings. These are architecturally different from the standard shop units and dominate the street scape with their shouldered and finial gable and scrolled masonry-consoles precariously balanced on the adjacent shop balusters. An apex plaque dates the building as 1896. The six-light display windows at first floor have curved transoms and Leggot controlled fanlights. The shop fronts consisted of divisional pilasters, console bracket, facia and cornice. A curved stall-riser with slender timber column, glazing and timber soffit-panels led to recessed entrance doors.

Jackson Buildings originally had a cast-iron awning which was removed in the early 20th century.

Kelly’s Directory
Holdgate Thomas, shopkepper, 5 Mill town & 3 Victoria street

Kelly’s Directory
Brooks William Henry, fishmonger, 3 Victoria street

Argenta Meat Co. Limited, butchers, Victoria street

Midland Counties of England Trades Directory
Argenta Meat Co Ltd. Butcher, 3 Victoria Street

Kelly’s Directory
Argenta Meat Co. Ltd. Butchers, 5 Victoria street

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Regent Studio (E. Robinson, propr.), photographers, 3 Victoria st


Right most shop with awning. Photograph courtesy of Cliff Hales.


IQRA Kebabish. Photograph courtesy of Glossop & District Historical Society.


Tired and decayed first floor elevation. Photograph courtesy of Glossop & District Historical Society.

Glossopdale Townscape Heritage Initiative
Grant application towards reinstatement of timber traditional shop front based upon photographic evidence, restoration of traditional joinery details at first and second floor openings, stonework repairs to front elevation (inc decorative stone parapet at roof level), repairs to welsh blue slate roof and reinstatement of new cast iron rainwater goods. Click here for PDF document.


Work started on the Heritage Lottery funded improvement and gable end was first to be completed.


Photo taken in 2014 by Glossop VAH.


A recovery vehicle towing a broken down bus collided with buildings in Glossop town centre and became embedded. The collision occurred at around 6pm on 20 May 2014 with the bus becoming embedded in the shop fronts of a taxi company and a takeaway on Victoria Street. The recovery vehicle was wedged between a lamp post and the bank.