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Edmund Hemus's ironmongery, Tewkesbury

Edmund Hemus's ironmongery, Tewkesbury

An unmounted albumen print showing the ironmongery of Edmund Hemus in Tewkesbury. Hemus appears on the 1881, an ironmonger living at 146, High Street, Tewkesbury; according to the census, he employed 9 men and 2 boys. He was born in 1845.

The building is still standing. According to the website of the Tewkesbury Heritage Trail: 'The House of the Golden Key also known as The House of Nodding Gables is an early 16th century timber framed building, heightened by one storey in the 17th century. The famous "Nodding Gables" are the result of a break in the ridge piece of the new structure which caused it to slip forward.'

Photographed by Francis Frith.

Code: 124966
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