Stirrings at the Corn Market

Something is stirring amongst the stagnant scaffolding surrounding Bath’s 19th century Corn Market at the town end of Walcot Street.

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The bulk of the building has been derelict for years with plenty of jokes about its supporting iron grillwork being so old it’s been given the same Grade 2 listing as the building! There’s a “Colliers International” sign on it now advertising the fact the building is for sale as a ‘development opportunity’.

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Go on the website and you can extract more information about its ‘potential for commercial, community or residential use.’

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The building was designed by Manners and Gill and opened in 1855.

I quote from Michael Forsyth’s Bath (Pevsner Architectural Guides) “Entered through a narrow, two -window-wide classical building, it is a very simple long and narrow hall raised on arches, now suffering from ground settlement.Screen Shot 2018-09-24 at 10.51.08

Edward 111 granted a charter giving the right to hold a market in the High Street in 1371 and the cattle market moved to the area in the early 1800s.”

I have asked Colliers for more information and so far have received no reply.