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Site of ancient market square - Berkhamstead
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
N 51° 45.606 W 000° 33.810
30U E 668147 N 5737165
Quick Description: The Market Square was the town's ancient trading centre, built on stilts (20 huge oak posts) [Hastie] in typical sixteenth century style, the floor above housing the corn for sale, and providing some shelter underneath for other stall holders.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/8/2009 2:41:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM7MA8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
Views: 1

Long Description:
When the Market House burned down in 1854 the Town Hall was built on the same principle, providing a 'covered' market on the ground floor (now A restuarant) and offices and public halls above.



BERKHAMSTEAD HERITAGE WALK

SITE OF ANCIENT MARKET SQUARE
No 27
Blue Plaque managing agency: BERKHAMSTEAD HERITAGE WALK

Individual Recognized: Ancient Market Square

Physical Address:
High Street/ Water Lane
Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire United Kingdom
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