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THE MARKET HOUSE - ROSS-ON-WYE
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The current market building in the centre of Ross at the junction of High Street / Copse Cross Street, Gloucester Road and Broad Street was built between 1650 and 1654 replacing an older building and is still in use as a market place to this day. Ross-on-Wye is a town which is highly dependent upon tourism and, following modern British tradition, town planners (who usually live somewhere else) have made provision for out of town supermarkets and an in town one way traffic system which made it virtually impossible for coaches to stop by the market, as they used to. It is now entirely possible for the visitor to bypass the town centre without realizing that it is there. It is such a shame to see Ross-on-Wye becoming a town of estate agents, building societies and charity shops! I hope this page will go somewhere towards pointing out to the rest of the world that Ross-n-Wye is still accessible and that there is more to it than just a car park on the edge of town or a pub at the end of the M50.

Some of the photographs of Broad Street on this web site were taken from the top window of the market building. See also the Heritage Centre and Snow 2004 pages. The precise National Grid Reference for the street lamp in the right hand photograph, middle row is: SO 59902 / 24149.

The Market House, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire on 22nd May 2004.
The Market House, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire on 22nd May 2004.
Market House, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Ross Market from Gloucester Road, July 2002.
Market House, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Ross Market looking from Broad Street early Sunday morning, June 2002.
Market House, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Ross Market looking from Broad Street on a Thursday morning in July 2000.
Market House, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Ross Market, looking from High Street in July 2000.

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