02: Market Square

DescriptionA stop on the Bromley North Village heritage trail
HistoryBromley developed around Market Square which was the location of the original Charter Market. A charter was granted in 1205 to the Bishop of Rochester by King John, to hold a weekly market on Tuesdays. In 1447 this was changed by application to Henry VI, to Thursdays, on condition that a market is held every Thursday in the year, including Christmas Day. Nowadays, the weekly Charter Market is held in Station Road and still on a Thursday. A timber framed market house was located in the centre of the square until it was demolished in 1863 to make way for a gothic red brick town hall building which was subsequently demolished in 1933 to make way for the neo-Tudor buildings on the site today.
Did you know?A timber framed market house was located in the centre of the square until it was demolished in 1863 to make way for a gothic red brick town hall building which was subsequently demolished in 1933 to make way for the neo-Tudor buildings on the site today.
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