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Butchers' Row, 1875 Hall
The 1875 Hall is situated between the 1904 hall and the later 1976 and 1981 halls. To the northern end of this hall is Butchers' Row which leads to the 1976 Hall; to the southern end is Fish and Game Row, which leads to the 1981 Hall. In between the two rows, various stalls are situated and can be accessed from the rear of the 1904 hall. The 1875 hall can only be accessed via the other four halls and has no entrances from the street of its own. Little of the 1875 Hall can be seen from the outside except from above. Prior to the fire of 1975, much more of the 1875 hall existed; the fire however caused much of this to completely collapse, hence the hall's disjointed feel these day.

The 1904 Hall seen from the perimeter balcony.
The 1904 Hall is the most ornate of the halls and is situated at the front of the complex. The hall has a glass roof and is surrounded by a balcony, which runs the full perimeter of the hall. The roof and balcony are supported by a number of cast-iron structural pillars.The exterior of the hall is ornately decorated and provides the main entrances to the complex. The hall contains a mixture of stalls and interconnects with the 1976 and 1981 halls via the 1875 Hall. In the centre of the hall is the Market Clock, albeit a replacement for the original which now stands in Oakwood. The front of the hall is lined with shops which face onto Vicar Lane, while the upper floors which run in a 'U' shape along the northern, southern and western sides, contain private offices. The 1904 hall, is the only part of the complex to survive the 1975 fire in its entirety. The hall was first listed in 1973.

The 1976 Hall is connected to the older halls via Butchers' Row. It replaced earlier buildings destroyed in the 1975 fire. It is a large open-plan hall, constructed from sheet steel with a lattice roof structure. Unlike earlier halls it has no supporting pillars. From the outside it is indistinguishable from the 1981 hall, but is separated by a dividing wall.

The 1981 hall is situated in the south-eastern corner of the complex and is almost identical to the 1976 hall from which it is separated by a partition wall.
by Mark Stevenson
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Created: Tue, 21 Jun 2016, Updated: Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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