TG1926 : Town Hall, Aylsham

taken 10 years ago, near to Aylsham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Town Hall, Aylsham
Town Hall, Aylsham
View from Market Place. The Town Hall was built by a private company in 1857 and originally served as a corn hall and a place for public meetings and entertainments. The Parish Council acquired the building in 1908.

A market existed here in 1296; a weekly market, held on the Market Place just south of St Michael's church, was re-granted in 1519. Before wool and the production of woven cloth became increasingly important during the 15th century the prosperity of the town derived from the manufacture of linen. By the early 19th century agriculture had become the mainstay. A canal for carrying produce was cut from Burgh Bridge alongside the river Bure in 1772-9; the turnpike from Norwich followed in 1794 and in 1883 the railway arrived. Today, the Market Place is owned by the National Trust, who acquired it as part of the Blickling Estate. The 19th century Town Hall, now located on the northeastern corner, once stood in the centre of the original medieval market place. (N. Pevsner & B. Wilson: The Buildings of England/Norfolk 1-Norwich and North-East).
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 8 August, 2007   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 8 August, 2007
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Town Hall   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 193 269 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.7465N 1:15.1081E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 193 269
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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