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The Corn Exchange was built in 1857 by the local Council on the designs of John Murray of Coventry. It replaced a 16th century timber framed Market House which was used for the sale of wheat and barley. The Corn Exchange is built in the Classical Revival style and features five bays divided into the front facade.

By the end of the 19th century the market use of the building had reduced and a succession of new tenants moved in. The building was then converted into five shop units with stonework being cut away from the facade to accomodate them. The work proved unpopular and the building began to fall into decline until it was decided to renovate it in 1992 to it's original appearance at a cost of £200,000.

Address: Market Place

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  • Written Jun 28, 2006
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