SJ4912 : The Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury

near to Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Great Britain

The Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury
The Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury
The Old Market Hall was built in 1596 by the Corporation of Shrewsbury and is one of Shrewsbury's finest buildings (and that's in a town with 660 listed buildings). It reflects the town's prosperity towards the end of the 16th century and the Elizabethan boom and its emergence as a major regional centre for trading and the county town.

Local stone was brought from Grinshill and the choice of stone above timber, which was still used for almost all private building in the town, shows that this was a building which was more than functional. The building was intended to impress by its materials, modernity, style and scale and to proclaim the message that here was the region's premier market.
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Tuesday, 24 July, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 24 July, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4913 1247 [10m precision]
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