Last edited 01 Jun 2022

Arcaded entrance

Short Guide, Scottish traditional shopfronts, published, on 18 April 2017 by Historic Environment Scotland, defines an arcaded entrance as: ‘A deep entrance into a shop popular in the 1920s and particularly 1930s. The entrance may be complex in shape with zig-zags, in-and-out detailing and elaborate plans including a showcase island. Simpler versions may be T-shaped or straight. Popular with drapers and shoe retailers but fell out of favour in the post-war period when the front of a shop was regarded as valuable retail space and now a rarely seen feature.’

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