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Chester Market at the heart of the City

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Indoor Public Market
Chester since the 12th Century, its roots steeped in history from Early Roman Times

Chester Town Hall

Located behind the Town Hall Open Monday-Saturday

6 Princess Street
CH1 2HH ?

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Ye olde Chester Market Hall
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Shop Unit 29
(Business for sale)
The new name for Sophie's Cakes. Confectionery, cakes, deli.
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Tool Craft
Shop Unit A29
Sandra Taker
Established for 24 Years.
For all your DIY needs.
New Shop!
01244 323 614
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The Pet Shop
Shop Unit A23
We are a family run business and since 1976 we have been supplying to the Pet Trade animal foods, bird seeds and accessories.
John Burgess
Monday to Saturday, 9 'til 5
01630 658 224
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The Market Place Cafe

Shop Unit 20 - 21
Food and Drink served in a relaxed
atmosphere that only a market can provide!
0781 745 50 309
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Boutique Boutique Stall
Every Friday
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False Nails, Handmade Jewellery and other cute accessories

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The Cheese Wedge
Unit B25/B26
No Website
Purveyors of finest quality Farmhouse Cheeses, Free Range Eggs, Home Made Jams, Preserves and Pickles
01244 325 455
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Chester Market used to be situated on Northgate Street next to the Town Hall, where it traded for over 100 years before moving to the current  site in Princess Street in 1967. The lively city of Chester, is steeped in history and, and has been attracting shoppers looking for bargains for thousands of years.

The earliest mention of Chester Market was in 1139, when the first shopping charter was  issued in 1208 and 'the men of Chester and heirs'  were granted the privilege of sole selling rights, except  the annual fairs which were fair game for all-comers.

Henry III confirmed this in 1239 and so it remained right up to until the Great Charter 1506, which gave Chester its first mayor. With a sharp eye for business, the local boys wasted no time in expanding shopping opportunities to include coal and cattle markets among other enterprises. The  famous Rows were originally named after the trading that went on. There was a Shoemakers, Cooks and Ironmongers Row - and a Pepper Alley and Fish Shambles. Then came Linen Hall, the Fruit, Root & Herb Market...indeed Chester sold practically every thing!

The horse, cloth and cheese fairs of old were to be the natural forerunners of today's magnificent array of shops, not forgetting the bustling town centre market, which has continued for centuries, by order of king and queen. Site Ring
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