Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social Technical

Original Use

Market place

In Use As

Market place


1825 - 1830


180048, 302529

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Triple-arched limestone entrance gate to 'The Shambles' market yard, built in 1826. Tooled stone wall with pilasters and cornice. Central segmental-heade carriage arch leading to yard with cast-iron gates, flanked by flat-arched pedestrian doorways recessed in round-arched openings leading to shops. Random coursed stone boundary wall to shambles. Remains of old sheds for trading with cast-iron pillars and corrugated-iron roofs.


The entrance gates to 'The Shambles' remain largely intact. The finely-executed stonework and the decorative cast-iron gates distinguish this site from others in the area. The gates are reminiscent of a triumphal arch, a feature used in classical architecture. This site has, built in 1826 at the expense of Lord Lorton, has maintained its original function over time and is still occupied by several retail outlets.