02: Market Square

Description A stop on the Bromley North Village heritage trail
History Bromley 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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