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Market Town Collection

Discover the charm of market towns through captivating black and white photographs

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Burnham Market, Norfolk (b / w photo)

Burnham Market, Norfolk (b / w photo)
3094711 Burnham Market, Norfolk (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Burnham Market, Norfolk. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Cottages are being demolished in Northgate (pictured) and Patten Lane, Guisborough

Cottages are being demolished in Northgate (pictured) and Patten Lane, Guisborough. The old stone-built cottages, with their red pantile roofs and chimney stacks built of small bricks

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Church Street in Guisborough. Circa 1951

Church Street in Guisborough. Circa 1951

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Framlingham Castle, Framlingham, Suffolk, England, UK, 25 / 5 / 10. Creator: Ethel Davies

Framlingham Castle, Framlingham, Suffolk, England, UK, 25 / 5 / 10. Creator: Ethel Davies
Framlingham Castle, Framlingham, Suffolk, England, UK, 25/5/10. 12th century Framlingham Castle, built by the Earl of Norfolk, in the market town of Framlingham, Suffolk, England, UK

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Red Lion Street, Midhurst, 1902

Red Lion Street, Midhurst, 1902
John Fletcher Collection West Sussex Record Office, Ref No: PH 26114/50

Background imageMarket Town Collection: The Swan Inn at Midhurst, 1903

The Swan Inn at Midhurst, 1903
Shows the pub sign and surrounding buildings on Red Lion Street. John Fletcher Collection West Sussex Record Office, Ref No: PH 26114/48

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Among up to the minute shopping facilities, Guisborough preserves its historic link

Among up to the minute shopping facilities, Guisborough preserves its historic link. 10th September 1962

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Views in Bury, 1898. Creator: Unknown

Views in Bury, 1898. Creator: Unknown
Views in Bury, 1898. Bury St Edmunds, historic market town in Suffolk, supported Puritan sentiment in early 17th century and by 1640, several families had left for the Massachusetts Bay Colony

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Old Shambles and Market Place, Settle, c1896. Artist: Anthony Horner

Old Shambles and Market Place, Settle, c1896. Artist: Anthony Horner
Old Shambles and Market Place, Settle, c1896. From Pictorial England and Wales. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris & Melbourne, c1896]

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Chesterfield, c1896. Artist: Albert Edward Seaman

Chesterfield, c1896. Artist: Albert Edward Seaman
Chesterfield, c1896. From Pictorial England and Wales. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris & Melbourne, c1896]

Background imageMarket Town Collection: River Avon, Chippenham, c. 1930

River Avon, Chippenham, c. 1930
A view looking north west up the River Avon in the market town of Chippenham. The row of cottages to the left of the photograph are in what is called Common Slip

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Chichester Market Cross JRU01_01_209

Chichester Market Cross JRU01_01_209
MARKET CROSS, CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX. The Market Cross, viewed from the west. The Market Cross was built in around 1500, with the belfry and clock being added in 1724

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Tuesday Market Place DAC01_03_023

Tuesday Market Place DAC01_03_023
TUESDAY MARKET PLACE, KINGS LYNN, WEST NORFOLK. Tuesday Market Place viewed from the south west corner with people browsing market stalls in the foreground and numbers 4-10

Background imageMarket Town Collection: The Feuerkogel cable car, Ebensee, Lake Traunsee, Salzkammergut, Upper Austria, Austria

The Feuerkogel cable car, Ebensee, Lake Traunsee, Salzkammergut, Upper Austria, Austria

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Ebensee, Lake Traunsee, Salzkammergut, Upper Austria, Austria

Ebensee, Lake Traunsee, Salzkammergut, Upper Austria, Austria

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Colourful Main Street of Monchique, Western Algarve, Algarve, Portugal, Europe

Colourful Main Street of Monchique, Western Algarve, Algarve, Portugal, Europe

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Market Day in a Flemish Town, 1600-1647. Creator: Sebastian Vrancx

Market Day in a Flemish Town, 1600-1647. Creator: Sebastian Vrancx
Market Day in a Flemish Town, 1600-1647

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Market Town, n.d. Creator: Simon de Vlieger

Market Town, n.d. Creator: Simon de Vlieger
Market Town, n.d

Background imageMarket Town Collection: This row of buildings in Westgate, Guisborough, North Yorkshire

This row of buildings in Westgate, Guisborough, North Yorkshire, from the stone built house on the right to the far Co-Operative shop have been added by the department of Environment to the towns

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Part of the history of Guisborough is being given new life

Part of the history of Guisborough is being given new life. The old-fashioned cobbles, are being relaid only a short distance from the towns market cross

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Guisborough Market. 20th August 1968

Guisborough Market. 20th August 1968

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Rother Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. April 1954

Rother Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. April 1954

Background imageMarket Town Collection: The Clock Tower in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. April 1954

The Clock Tower in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. April 1954

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Chippenham, c. 1930

Chippenham, c. 1930
A view looking south east over the market town of Chippenham, probably from the railway embankment. Most of the buildings still stand on what is New Road and Foghamshire

Background imageMarket Town Collection: View towards Knaresborough viaduct, that opened in 1851, and carries the Harrogate railway line

View towards Knaresborough viaduct, that opened in 1851, and carries the Harrogate railway line over the River Nidd, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Stow-on-the-Wold MCF01_02_1043

Stow-on-the-Wold MCF01_02_1043
MARKET SQUARE, STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A view looking south-west at the south end of the Market Square

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Stow-on-the-Wold MCF01_02_1041

Stow-on-the-Wold MCF01_02_1041
MARKET SQUARE, STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A view looking north-east across the Market Square, showing a man and boy walking horses towards the foreground

Background imageMarket Town Collection: The Tolsey MCF01_02_0725

The Tolsey MCF01_02_0725
THE TOLSEY, HIGH STREET, BURFORD, WEST OXFORDSHIRE, OXFORDSHIRE. A view looking south up the High Street in Burford, showing a horse-drawn cart passing the market hall known as The Tolsey

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Kingston market MBC01_02_005

Kingston market MBC01_02_005
Market Place, Kingston-upon-Thames, Kingston upon Thames, Greater London. The Market Place in Kingston-upon-Thames, with market stalls set up in front of Market House

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Cornhill shops Bury St Edmunds MBC01_02_002

Cornhill shops Bury St Edmunds MBC01_02_002
Boots, Cornhill, Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk. The Boots store and Post Office at 15 and 17-18 Cornhill. The Boots store at 15 Cornhill was built in 1910-1911

Background imageMarket Town Collection: 'I love Woodbirdge'in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

"I love Woodbirdge"in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
" I love Woodbirdge" in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Colourful houses on the Angel Lane in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

Colourful houses on the Angel Lane in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Rockville, near Zion Nationalpark, Colorado Plateau, Utah, USA

Rockville, near Zion Nationalpark, Colorado Plateau, Utah, USA

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Praia da Carvoeiro, Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal

Praia da Carvoeiro, Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Moselle rivel loop, Bremm, Moselle Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Moselle rivel loop, Bremm, Moselle Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Metternich Castle, Beilstein, Moselle Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Metternich Castle, Beilstein, Moselle Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Moselle rivel loop, Krov, Moselle Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Moselle rivel loop, Krov, Moselle Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Background imageMarket Town Collection: UK, England, Gloucestershire, Cotswold, House in Chipping Campden

UK, England, Gloucestershire, Cotswold, House in Chipping Campden

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Marie Antoinette's Patisserie, Whitby

Marie Antoinette's Patisserie, Whitby
A colourful shop front in Church Street, Whitby

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Newark, England. The tower of newarks medieval parish church

Newark, England. The tower of newarks medieval parish church

Background imageMarket Town Collection: The Cathedral at Elne, 1911 (oil on panel)

The Cathedral at Elne, 1911 (oil on panel)
NGW239407 The Cathedral at Elne, 1911 (oil on panel) by Innes, James Dickson (1887-1914); 23.3x33 cm; National Museum Wales; National Museums & Galleries of Wales

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Old Market Place, Swansea (sepia wash & pencil on paper)

Old Market Place, Swansea (sepia wash & pencil on paper)
NGW322605 Old Market Place, Swansea (sepia wash & pencil on paper) by Delamotte, George Orleans (fl.1809-21); 18x23.9 cm; National Museum Wales; National Museums & Galleries of Wales

Background imageMarket Town Collection: The Market Square, Wroclaw, Poland, Europe

The Market Square, Wroclaw, Poland, Europe

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Lady crosses muddy street in medieval market town (colour litho)

Lady crosses muddy street in medieval market town (colour litho)
3245428 Lady crosses muddy street in medieval market town (colour litho) by British School, (19th century); Private Collection; Peter Newark Pictures; British, out of copyright

Background imageMarket Town Collection: View of Wirksworth Market Town during winter at sunset, near Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

View of Wirksworth Market Town during winter at sunset, near Matlock, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Breton Market Town, Plestin, 1902. Creator: Theophile Alexandre Steinlen

Breton Market Town, Plestin, 1902. Creator: Theophile Alexandre Steinlen
Breton Market Town, Plestin, 1902

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Burnham Market, Norfolk (colour photo)

Burnham Market, Norfolk (colour photo)
3094717 Burnham Market, Norfolk (colour photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Burnham Market, Norfolk. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageMarket Town Collection: Market Cross, Crail (etching)

Market Cross, Crail (etching)
6198850 Market Cross, Crail (etching) by Mackenzie, James Hamilton (1875-1926); 15.2x22.9 cm; The McManus, Dundee, UK; (add.info)



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Discover the charm of market towns through captivating black and white photographs. Burnham Market in Norfolk, with its picturesque streets and historic buildings, transports you to a bygone era. Chesterfield, captured in 1896 by Albert Edward Seaman, showcases the town's architectural beauty and timeless elegance. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Bury as depicted in an unknown artist's work from 1898 - a true window into the past. The Swan Inn at Midhurst stands proudly in a snapshot from 1903, inviting you to experience its warm hospitality. Take a stroll down Red Lion Street in Midhurst circa 1902 and witness its quaint charm that has stood the test of time. Marvel at Knaresborough viaduct, an engineering marvel that opened in 1851, gracefully spanning over River Nidd while carrying Harrogate railway line passengers on their journey through Yorkshire's scenic landscapes. Escape to Ebensee on Lake Traunsee in Upper Austria where the Feuerkogel cable car takes you high above breathtaking vistas. Explore this idyllic region with its serene lake views and tranquil surroundings. Travel south to Monchique in Western Algarve, Portugal where Main Street comes alive with vibrant colors reflecting local culture and traditions. Lose yourself amidst charming shops and cafes nestled along this picturesque street. Lastly, immerse yourself in Chippenham's history as you gaze upon the tranquil River Avon flowing gently through town during c1930s - a moment frozen forever capturing both serenity and nostalgia. Market towns hold within them stories of generations past; they are living testaments to heritage preserved for all who seek solace or adventure within their enchanting embrace.