Information for record number MWA1228:
Site of Market Hall, Henley-in-Arden

Summary The site of a market hall dating from the Post Medieval period. It was situated 100m north west of the market cross, Henley in Arden.
What Is It?  
Type: Market Hall
Period: Post-medieval - Industrial (1540 AD - 1900 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Henley in Arden
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 15 66
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 The Market Hall stood just N of the Market Cross and is variously referred to as the Market House, Townhall or Townhouse in documents. An early reference occurs to it in 1597 when it is recorded that the Baliff and his brethren should meet in the 'Haule' once a month. It was repaired in 1727.
2 In the late 18th century it was described as an extensive Market House on pillars of wood open beneath and with a large room over appropriate to public meetings, court leets, etc.
3 The building was taken down in 1793 and was replaced by a plain building of stone supported on 8 pillars.
4 This later building, being of no use, was pulled down prior to 1863.
5 Market Hall shown on tithe map of 1843. The map shows the 8 pillars of the building. Polygon re-drawn to show the area where it stood.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Bibliographic reference
Author/originator: Saunders
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Volume/Sheet: MSS
Source No: 4
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Forest of Arden
Author/originator: Hannett J
Date: 1894
Page Number: 109
Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Bibliographic reference
Author/originator: Lewis
Date: 1844
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Volume/Sheet: Topographical Dict
Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Henley in Arden
Author/originator: Cooper W
Date: 1946
Page Number: 75
Source No: 5
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Pers. Comm.
Author/originator: B Gethin
Date: 2013 onwards
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period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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period Post Medieval About 1540 AD to 1750 AD (the 16th century AD to the 18th century AD)

The Post Medieval period comes after the medieval period and before the Imperial period.

This period covers the second half of the reign of the Tudors (1485 – 1603), the reign of the Stuarts (1603 – 1702) and the beginning of the reign of the Hannoverians (1714 – 1836).
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monument MARKET CROSS * A cross found in a market place. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument MARKET HOUSE * A market building, pre-19th century, incorporating other function rooms, eg. theatres, courtrooms, schoolrooms. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument WOOD * A tract of land with trees, sometimes acting as a boundary or barrier, usually smaller and less wild than a forest. back
monument MARKET HALL * A purpose built covered market hall, usually 19th century, although earlier examples do exist, eg. that at Abingdon, Oxfordshire c.1680. back
monument FOREST * A large tract of land covered with trees and interspersed with open areas of land. Traditionally forests were owned by the monarchy and had their own laws. back

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