Heritage Buildings and history of Market Square

The market square dates from medieval times, when Bromley was granted a market charter in 1205, though it’s first charter was granted by King Ethelbert of Kent, in 862, when it was known as Bromleag.

Until the 1830s the market square had a traditional wooden market building, with open sides, where the market would take place. This was then replaced by the Old New Town Hall, built by Coles-Child from his own bricks, that stood in the centre of Market square .

In the 1933 it had been found that the row of buildings between the High Street and market square made the road too narrow, and these were demolished, and the current Arts and Crafts buildings placed in the centre.

Below is some old and recent photographs of Market Square: