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The Ross on Wye Market House stands proudly in the centre of Ross on Wye. a fascinating village in the SE Herefordshire.

The right to hold a market in Ross was granted in the 12th century by King Stephen. This stimulated the economy and encouraged trade with the surrounding countryside. There are records that indicate that Ross supported a variety of tradesmen, shops, market stalls, mills and iron forges during the reign of Edward 1.
The current Market House was built between 1650 and 1654, replacing an older probably wooden building, and is now used as the Ross Heritage Centre. Regular markets are still held under and in front of the Market House.

The Market House consists of two levels, it will hold markets undercover ( as seen in the image) and upstairs hold council and other important meetings upstairs. Today the markets still happen, but the upstairs is used as a information area. I have attached the full image of the building in the ws.

The camera was rested on a treet pole to give stability

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Additional Photos by Rich Beghin (Ricx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
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