Market Square from the South, Stafford,

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Date:1841

Description:Stafford possessed a market as early as 1206, when Edward the Elder passed a law stating that all buying and selling had to take place in a market town.

On the right can be seen the Shire Hall, built in 1798.

The inn sign on the left belongs to the Star Inn, one of four of Stafford's coaching inns. The building was demolished in 1851 to make way for the Guildhall.

There is some confusion over the date of this print, as the clock in the pediment of the Shire Hall was placed there after the Star Inn had been demolished.


Timeline

The timeline shows resources around this location over a number of years.

1680s
Old Town Hall, Stafford,
Old Town Hall, Stafford,

There has been a shire building in Stafford since the 1280s, used as a meeting place ...

1790s
Proposed Design for Stafford's Shire Hall,
Proposed Design for Stafford's Shire Hall,

Design for a new Shire Hall on Market Square. In 1790 a decision was made to ...

1850s
View of Stafford from the Coton Hill Asylum,
View of Stafford from the Coton Hill Asylum,

View of Stafford from Coton Hill. St. Chad's (far left) and St. Mary's Churches ...

1880s
Portrait of a Victorian Lady, Stafford,
Portrait of a Victorian Lady, Stafford,

Miniature studio portrait of Susy Macnaghten. She is wearing a ruched velvet ...

1890s
Children Celebrating Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, Stafford,
Children Celebrating Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, Stafford,

1910s
Telegram Delivery Woman, Stafford,
Telegram Delivery Woman, Stafford,

First World War GPO telegram delivery woman in working uniform with her bicycle. During ...

1930s
Guildhall, Stafford,
Guildhall, Stafford,

The Guildhall on Market Square was designed by Charles Trubshaw and built in 1853. ...

1950s
Refuse Collection Wagon, Stafford,
Refuse Collection Wagon, Stafford,

Photograph donated by Stafford Historical and Civic Society, who retain copyright ...

1960s
Aerial View of Stafford from the South-east,
Aerial View of Stafford from the South-east,

View looking north-west from over South Walls and Eastgate Street. The River ...