Ellesmere Market Hall, an iconic building Of its time. Built in 1879 by the Countess of Drinkwater the landholder at the time to replace the open market held outside the old town hall in the town centre, where it was the tradition for local farmers to sell their produce since the 1300's.
In history Ellesmere was the largest Cheshire Cheesemaking area in the north west. People used to travel from far and wide to attend the Tuesday markets.
During the war the hall was used to store food, and afterwards Fulwoods used it as a rennet making factory until the 1960's when it once again became a market hall.
Nth. Shropshire District Council gave the hall back to Ellesmere Town Council who in turn have leased the building to a voluntary group called All Together Ellesmere who manage and promote the market hall which is available to rent for all types of events. ATE have spent a lot of time and money restoring the building to make it a fantastic venue for sorts of events including Weddings, Christenings, Table Top Sales, French Markets.
TODAY the Market Hall has a diverse variety of regular traders on a Tuesday morning and newcomers are always welcome.