SJ3350 : The Butchers Market, Wrexham

near to Wrexham/Wrecsam, Great Britain

The Butchers Market, Wrexham
The Butchers Market, Wrexham
This was the supermarket of the 19th Century but just look at the design - it blends into the street and makes the bold statement to people crossing the threshold that shopping here would be a quality experience. The Neo-Jacobean style was the work of Thomas Penson II. The Pensons were two generations of architects who also designed the Militia Barracks on Regent Street and the British School on Brook Street. The Butchers' Market building also included a large room on the first floor for a Corn Exchange and its own inn. Initially, the cynics were convinced that the Market would fail saying that the butchers had always sold meat in the street and that they would never go indoors. Press reports recorded at the time that it took less than half an hour to prove the cynics wrong. The Butchers of Wrexham have been doing good trade there ever since. (Wrexham Council - Wrexham Town Walk)

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Tuesday, 30 November, 2010   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 18 February, 2012
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Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 335 502 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.7114N 2:59.5489W
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