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A unique shop with a unique stock!
In 1972 after moving to the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset Brian and Marguerite Barker opened their present shop at No 28 High Street, Swanage and called it Georgian Gems.
Their unique location is on the site of the old Market House (built 1100) where at around the year 1570 three cottages were built from beach stones and boulders. In 1800 the cottages were joined together and a new bow front was added to the Tudor building with its original pavements which was used as a public house up to the present time. A little shop (approx 7 foot square) was built on to the side of the building in 1929 and was run as a gift shop by a Mr Horner who called it ‘The Little Gem’.
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