Category Archives: High St & Market Sq

Market Square

High Street No. 162 Medhursts, now Primark – 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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High Street No. 180-184 High Street (HSBC Bank) – Heritage Building Profile

This classy building was erected in 1888 by the local butcher David Harris. It was designed by Walter Albert Williams and built in the Flemish style. Continue reading

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Market Square, The Charter Market – Heritage Buildings

Market Square is the centre of the Old Town which, until the coming of the railway in 1858, comprised a single street (down the side of market square).  It has been re-laid out, twice, in it’s history.

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Market Square No. 20 – Town Pump & Darwin Mural

The town pump is in the corner of Market Square, with the Darwin mural  behind it. It stands 25 yards from its original site beside the old Town Hall Chambers. The Mural is by artist Bruce Williams and replaced one … Continue reading

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