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

Primark annex next to 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’ in 1832, … 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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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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