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Corn Exchange Collection

The Corn Exchange has been a significant landmark in various cities across England, serving as a hub for trade and commerce

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Plan of Waingate / markets area, Sheffield, 1901

Plan of Waingate / markets area, Sheffield, 1901
Full title: Plan of Proposed New Street - Waingate to Blonk Street and Furnival Road; Widening of Exchange Street; Alteration of Banks of River Sheaf; and Acquisition of Lands for Markets

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Market Hall, Sudbury, c1850, (1943). Creator: Walker

Market Hall, Sudbury, c1850, (1943). Creator: Walker
Market Hall, Sudbury, c1850, (1943). View of Market Hill, with St Peters Church, and the Corn Exchange (right), built in 1841, in the town of Sudbury, Suffolk

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Corn Exchange, Broad Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, 1958

Corn Exchange, Broad Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, 1958
Sheffields Corn Exchange was built for the Duke of Norfolk in 1881. The Central Hall was gutted by fire in 1947 and the offices surrounding it were demolished in 1964

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Dinner to Mr Cobden, MP at the Corn Exchange, Wakefield (engraving)

Dinner to Mr Cobden, MP at the Corn Exchange, Wakefield (engraving)
1618056 Dinner to Mr Cobden, MP at the Corn Exchange, Wakefield (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Dinner to Mr Cobden, MP at the Corn Exchange, Wakefield)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Leeds (engraving)

Leeds (engraving)
3655683 Leeds (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Leeds. Illustration for The Imperial Gazetteer, A General Dictionary of Geography (Blackie)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Guildford, c1910

Guildford, c1910. The Corn Exchange. Agriculture, Breweries. Population, 24, 920. Card from a game containing views of the chief towns in each county, their products & notable buildings etc

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: The Corn Exchange, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Corn Exchange, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: A.H. Wiggin & J.P. Morgan, 25 Oct 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

A.H. Wiggin & J.P. Morgan, 25 Oct 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
A.H. Wiggin & J.P. Morgan, 25 Oct 1917. Shows (left to right) Albert H. Wiggin, president of Chase Manhattan Bank; financier J.P. Morgan, and Walter E

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Opening of the new Corn Exchange at Aylesbury, 1865. Creator: C. R

Opening of the new Corn Exchange at Aylesbury, 1865. Creator: C. R
Opening of the new Corn Exchange at Aylesbury, 1865. The ceremony of opening the new Corn Exchange and Market-hall in the thriving town of Aylesbury took place on Wednesday week - the Right Hon

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Fareham Institution Hall and Corn Exchange

Fareham Institution Hall and Corn Exchange
1578580 Fareham Institution Hall and Corn Exchange.; (add.info.: Fareham Institution Hall and Corn Exchange. 1860); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Edinburgh Castle, 1860 (engraving)

Edinburgh Castle, 1860 (engraving)
1579662 Edinburgh Castle, 1860 (engraving); (add.info.: Engraving depicting Edinburgh Castle, from the Corn Exchange in the Grassmarket. Dated 1860.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Corn Exchange, Bristol, Printed 1849 circa. Creator: Hugh Owen

Corn Exchange, Bristol, Printed 1849 circa. Creator: Hugh Owen
Corn Exchange, Bristol, Printed 1849 circa

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Fareham Institution Hall and Corn Exchange, 1860. Creator: Unknown

Fareham Institution Hall and Corn Exchange, 1860. Creator: Unknown
Fareham Institution Hall and Corn Exchange, 1860. This building, which has just been completed and opened to the public, forms a point of interest not only to the town to which it is an ornament

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Opening of the New Corn Exchange, at Hull, 1856. Creator: Unknown

Opening of the New Corn Exchange, at Hull, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Opening of the New Corn Exchange, at Hull, 1856. The centre part [of the building] is the magnificent Exchange-hall, 160 feet long by 45 wide

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Grain trader Johan Eymer in front of the Corn Exchange in Amsterdam, 1774-1833. Creator: Jacob Smies

Grain trader Johan Eymer in front of the Corn Exchange in Amsterdam, 1774-1833. Creator: Jacob Smies
Grain trader Johan Eymer in front of the Corn Exchange in Amsterdam, 1774-1833. Johan Eymer (1757-1830) with games stick, pipe and wine glass

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Boston Election - Meeting in the Corn Exchange, 1856. Creator: Unknown

Boston Election - Meeting in the Corn Exchange, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Boston Election - Meeting in the Corn Exchange, 1856. Long before the hour announced for the meeting the immense hail was crowded by an enthusiastic assemblage

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Demolition of the Halle aux bles (wheat exchange), 1888. Creator: Henri Ferdinand Bellan

Demolition of the Halle aux bles (wheat exchange), 1888. Creator: Henri Ferdinand Bellan
Demolition of the Halle aux bles (wheat exchange), 1888

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: The Scots Greys leaving Nottingham for the War in the East, 1854. Creator: Unknown

The Scots Greys leaving Nottingham for the War in the East, 1854. Creator: Unknown
The Scots Greys leaving Nottingham for the War in the East, 1854. British troops leaving for the Crimean War: The Mayor...having arranged to bid the troops a public farewell...the Corporation

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: New Corn Exchange at Ipswich, 1850. Creator: Unknown

New Corn Exchange at Ipswich, 1850. Creator: Unknown
New Corn Exchange at Ipswich, [in Suffolk], 1850. The opening of this building was celebrated...by a public dinner, to which about one hundred of the gentry, tradesmen

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Interior of the New Corn Exchange, Nottingham, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Interior of the New Corn Exchange, Nottingham, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Interior of the New Corn Exchange, Nottingham, 1850....Nottingham has just received an important addition to its public buildings, by the erection of a Corn Exchange, from the design of Mr. T. C

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: The Old Market-House, at Ashburton, Devon, 1850. Creator: Unknown

The Old Market-House, at Ashburton, Devon, 1850. Creator: Unknown
The Old Market-House, at Ashburton, Devon, 1850. The ancient Market-house...appears to have been erected in the fourteenth century...and the date of the charter as granted in 1310

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: The Corn Exchange and Market Hall, just erected at Lichfield, 1850. Creator: Unknown

The Corn Exchange and Market Hall, just erected at Lichfield, 1850. Creator: Unknown
The Corn Exchange and Market Hall, just erected at Lichfield, [Staffordshire], 1850. In 1848, the present Mayor of Lichfield formed the project of a Corn Exchange and Market Hall

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: The Preston Guild Festival: costume ball in the Guild Assembly Room, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Preston Guild Festival: costume ball in the Guild Assembly Room, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Preston Guild Festival: costume ball in the Guild Assembly Room, 1862. The ball took place on Friday in the fine centre hall of the Corn Exchange, which was tastefully fitted up for the occasion

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Sheffield markets and street layout, c. 1839

Sheffield markets and street layout, c. 1839
The Duke of Norfolk and Sheffield Corporation - Sheffield Markets - tracing from plan attached to the 1839 settlement (tracing made in 1898) from an original at Sheffield Libraries: arc03513

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Public Hall CC73_02956

Public Hall CC73_02956
Public Hall, Lune Street, Preston, Lancashire. Exterior view from the north-east showing the front elevation of the Public Hall, photographed 1880-1920

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Alexandra Theatre NWC01_01_1388

Alexandra Theatre NWC01_01_1388
Alexandra Theatre, Market Street, Newton Abbot, Teignbridge, Devon. The Alexandra Theatre viewed from the east. The Alexandra Theatre, later Alexandra Cinema

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Corn Exchange Worcester, 1942 a42_03678

Corn Exchange Worcester, 1942 a42_03678
Corn Exchange, Angel Street, Worcester. The entrance to the Corn Exchange adorned with advertisments and promotional posters

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Paris: The Bourse de Commerce (b / w photo)

Paris: The Bourse de Commerce (b / w photo)
6007884 Paris: The Bourse de Commerce (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Bourse de Commerce)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Convent Garden Market, Corn Exchange, Billingsgate Market, Coal Exchange, East India Docks

Convent Garden Market, Corn Exchange, Billingsgate Market, Coal Exchange, East India Docks, St Katherine Docks
5210069 Convent Garden Market, Corn Exchange, Billingsgate Market, Coal Exchange, East India Docks, St Katherine Docks, Victoria Docks, West India Docks, London Docks (engraving) by English School

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: A Fancy Bazaar in the Corn Exchange, Brighton (engraving)

A Fancy Bazaar in the Corn Exchange, Brighton (engraving)
1055247 A Fancy Bazaar in the Corn Exchange, Brighton (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Fancy Bazaar in the Corn Exchange, Brighton)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: The Scott Centenary Banquet in the Corn Exchange, Grassmarket, Edinburgh (engraving)

The Scott Centenary Banquet in the Corn Exchange, Grassmarket, Edinburgh (engraving)
1625856 The Scott Centenary Banquet in the Corn Exchange, Grassmarket, Edinburgh (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Reconstruction of the Halle au Ble, Paris (b / w photo)

Reconstruction of the Halle au Ble, Paris (b / w photo)
939883 Reconstruction of the Halle au BlA©, Paris (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (19th century); eArchives Charmet; French, out of copyright

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: The Corn-Exchange, Boston (engraving)

The Corn-Exchange, Boston (engraving)
1097869 The Corn-Exchange, Boston (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Corn-Exchange, Boston)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Opening of the South-Eastern Railway to Canterbury (engraving)

Opening of the South-Eastern Railway to Canterbury (engraving)
1101712 Opening of the South-Eastern Railway to Canterbury (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Opening of the South-Eastern Railway to Canterbury)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Corn Exchange, London (coloured engraving)

Corn Exchange, London (coloured engraving)
607936 Corn Exchange, London (coloured engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Corn Exchange, London); Look and Learn / Peter Jackson Collection; English

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: The Corn Exchange, Mark Lane, London (coloured engraving)

The Corn Exchange, Mark Lane, London (coloured engraving)
608029 The Corn Exchange, Mark Lane, London (coloured engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Corn Exchange, Mark Lane)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Prince Albert Victor Edward of Wales in the Sheffield (engraving)

Prince Albert Victor Edward of Wales in the Sheffield (engraving)
1614118 Prince Albert Victor Edward of Wales in the Sheffield (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Prince Albert Victor Edward of Wales in the Sheffield)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Edinburgh Castle, from the Corn Exchange, in the Grassmarket (engraving)

Edinburgh Castle, from the Corn Exchange, in the Grassmarket (engraving)
1612349 Edinburgh Castle, from the Corn Exchange, in the Grassmarket (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Edinburgh Castle, from the Corn Exchange)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Opening of the New Corn Exchange at Aylesbury (engraving)

Opening of the New Corn Exchange at Aylesbury (engraving)
1610670 Opening of the New Corn Exchange at Aylesbury (engraving) by Robinson, Charles (1840-81); Private Collection; (add.info.: Opening of the New Corn Exchange at Aylesbury)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Demolition of the Grain Market, Paris, late 19th century (b / w photo)

Demolition of the Grain Market, Paris, late 19th century (b / w photo)
CHT200405 Demolition of the Grain Market, Paris, late 19th century (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (19th century); Bibliotheque Historique de la Ville de Paris, Paris

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh (engraving)

The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh (engraving)
6026388 The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: The Old Corn Market on the Quay (pencil & w / c on paper)

The Old Corn Market on the Quay (pencil & w / c on paper)
2831981 The Old Corn Market on the Quay (pencil & w/c on paper) by Delamotte, George Orleans (fl.1809-21); Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, UK; eBristol Museums

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Corn Market, illustration from Versailles, Paris and Saint Denis, pub

Corn Market, illustration from Versailles, Paris and Saint Denis, pub
3250825 Corn Market, illustration from Versailles, Paris and Saint Denis, pub. 1805 (aquatint) by Nattes, John Claude (c.1765-1822) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: La Halle aux Bleds)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Index Plan of the General View of Edinburgh (engraving)

Index Plan of the General View of Edinburgh (engraving)
1611228 Index Plan of the General View of Edinburgh (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Index Plan of the General View of Edinburgh)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Opening of the New Corn Exchange, at Hull (engraving)

Opening of the New Corn Exchange, at Hull (engraving)
1608539 Opening of the New Corn Exchange, at Hull (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Opening of the New Corn Exchange, at Hull)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Sketches of Sheffield (engraving)

Sketches of Sheffield (engraving)
1614119 Sketches of Sheffield (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sketches of Sheffield. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 11 July 1885)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Coronation Decorations and Illuminations, London and the Provinces (litho)

Coronation Decorations and Illuminations, London and the Provinces (litho)
1629855 Coronation Decorations and Illuminations, London and the Provinces (litho) by Cleaver, Ralph (fl.1902); Private Collection; (add.info.: Coronation Decorations and Illuminations)

Background imageCorn Exchange Collection: Grand Temperance Soiree, held in the Corn-Exchange of the City of Cork, on Thursday

Grand Temperance Soiree, held in the Corn-Exchange of the City of Cork, on Thursday, 16 February 1843 (engraving)
1616849 Grand Temperance Soiree, held in the Corn-Exchange of the City of Cork, on Thursday, 16 February 1843 (engraving) by English School



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The Corn Exchange has been a significant landmark in various cities across England, serving as a hub for trade and commerce. In Sheffield, the Plan of Waingate reveals the bustling markets area in 1901, showcasing the vibrant atmosphere that surrounded this historical building. Similarly, an engraving of Leeds showcases its own Corn Exchange, highlighting its importance within Yorkshire. Moving to Sudbury in 1850, we see Market Hall standing proudly as a testament to the town's thriving economy. Created by Walker, this image captures both the architectural beauty and functionality of the Corn Exchange during that era. Fast forward to 1958 in Sheffield's Broad Street; another Corn Exchange stands tall amidst Yorkshire's evolving landscape. Its presence symbolizes resilience and adaptability throughout changing times. Guildford paints a picture of elegance with its own Corn Exchange circa 1910. This charming structure adds character to the cityscape while also providing a space for business transactions and social gatherings. Meanwhile, historic maps like Sheffield markets and street layout from around 1839 offer insights into how these exchanges were strategically positioned within their respective cities' urban fabric. Beyond England's borders lies Paris' Bourse de Commerce captured in black-and-white photography—a reminder that corn exchanges transcend national boundaries as centers of economic activity worldwide. In London alone, Convent Garden Market joins forces with other notable exchanges such as Billingsgate Market, Coal Exchange, East India Docks, St Katherine Docks Victoria Docks West India Docks London Docks—engravings depicting interconnectedness through trade routes and maritime commerce. From Public Hall to Alexandra Theatre Worcester or even Worcester itself during World War II—the significance of corn exchanges extends beyond their physical structures. They serve as witnesses to history unfolding around them while remaining steadfast pillars supporting local economies. Whether it be trading grains or fostering cultural exchange between nations—the legacy of corn exchanges lives on through time immemorial.