SJ4912 : The Old Market Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury

near to Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Great Britain

The Old Market Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury
The Old Market Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury
Built in 1596, to replace an even older market hall built in the 1290's, this property is now in the ownership of Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council. In 2004 the building underwent a 1.7 million restoration, having been previously restored in 1904. It is Grade I Listed.

The hall had two storeys, the large upper room was originally used by the Shrewsbury drapers or dealers in cloth to sell Welsh wool and flannel and the lower floor was used by farmers to sell their corn. The Old Market Hall was one of the earliest forms of prefabricated buildings; it was erected in less than four months.

It bears the Royal Coat of Arms of Queen Elizabeth I, with the date of 1596, and the supporters are the English Lion and the Welsh dragon. On the north side of the Old Market Hall there is a statue of the Duke of York; it is the only one in the whole country. It is thought the Old Market Hall was designed by Walter Haycock.
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