CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 85526 - Welshpool, Medieval Market

NGR :- SJ22440755 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Medieval - Market (Document - Unknown )

A weekly market is recorded in 1252 and 1282 (held on Friday, then later, Monday). There had probably been a market at Welshpool since the early 1240s when a borough charter was granted by Gruffudd ap Gwenwynwyn. Market removed from Welshpool by Edward I in 1279 due to complaints from Montgomery that their market (PRN 85527) suffering because of that at Welshpool. Market restored to Welshpool three years later, in 1282 (Barton, P G, 2002, pp73-83).

Sources:-
Barton, P G , 2002 , "Gruffudd ap Gwenwynwyn's Trefnant Market Charter 1279-1282 ", The Montgomeryshire Collections 90 , 69-83 .

record created 21/08/03 , last updated 21/08/03
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