Tag Archives: Market Square

Market Square Nos 12-13 Cafe Rouge – Heritage Building

Cafe Rouge occupies the first building displaying the transition from a small market town into a Victorian shopping centre. It was built in 1883 by local draper, Herbert Collings, well known for banishing the old system of credit in favour … Continue reading

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Market Square Nos 20-25 Former Dunns Building

Locally listed 1960s style with pleasant proportions, and a framed rectangle section at the front, and coloured panels, it was the work of architect Bertram Carter. The previous building, a rebuild after the 1909 Market Square fire, was a fine … Continue reading

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Don’t Clutter Market Square

Stop cluttering market square with garden shed kiosks, application 19_00241 Continue reading

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Market Square The Old New Townhall – Heritage Buildings

Built, at his own cost, by the new Lord of the Manor, Coles-Child.  The bricks were from his own brickpit, from where Havelock Rec is now:  http://friendsofhavelockrec.org/about-the-brick-pit-of…/. It seems that it was at least 3 different buildings kludged together… most of … Continue reading

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Victoria Chambers, now Primark’s Annex, 160 High Street – Heritage Building Profile

Primark annex, next to the former Mothercare, occupies Victoria Chambers, a fine building from the 1890s in the Arts & Crafts style with its characteristic Dutch influence. With the building of a new section of road called the ‘New Cut’ … Continue reading

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Medhursts, now Primark, 162 High Street – Heritage Building Profile

Primark occupies Fred Meadhurst’s Department store, the name being visible high above the central entrance. Medhurst’s was a drapery shop, first occupying numbers 49 and 50 in the High Street, which was started in 1879 by Fred Medhurst. The business … Continue reading

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180-184 High Street (HSBC Bank) – Heritage Building Profile

Built in 1888 to provide shop premises. It was designed by Walter Albert Williams and built in the Flemish style of the Arts and Crafts movements. Above the first floor window are terracotta carvings which include the letters ‘C’ and ‘H’ … Continue reading

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Market Square – Heritage Buildings

Market Square is the centre of the Old Town which until the coming of the railway in 1858 comprised a single street. The Market Charter, to hold a market every Tuesday (later changed to Thursday) was granted to Bishop Gandalf … Continue reading

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