At the time of the Norman Conquest all land was deemed to belong to the sovereign.  He rewarded his henchmen by allocating them an area of land, the size of which was dependent on how much they could do for him.

Much Wenlock has been a market town for over 800 years.  In 1138 King Stephen granted Wenlock Priory a three-day fair on 23 – 25 June.  By 1224 weekly markets were being held on Sundays.  In that same year Henry III visited the town, and granted that the Priory should change market day from Monday to Sunday.

In 1468 Edward IV granted a Charter to the Borough of Wenlock which granted new freedoms including the right to raise taxes and freedom from interference by the County’s Sheriff.  The Charter also allowed the Borough to raise revenue from holding markets and a fair in June, as well as control over the price of basic foodstuffs.

The Town Council continues to offer shoppers a great choice of produce from a variety of producers and sellers. These range from fresh fruit and vegetables to locally produced pies, preserves, honey and meats. Alongside our local producers we also have traders selling all sorts of general and household products, books, vintage clothing, arts, crafts and plants. The Buttermarket, Square and Corn Exchange are available to hire for markets, live music, demonstrations, exhibitions, festivals, charity events and more!


Market area locations

Corn Exchange, 62 High Street TF13 6AE

The Square (bottom of High Street) TF13 6LX

Buttermarket (underneath the Guildhall) Wilmore Street TF13 6AD


Trading times

Monday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tuesday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Wednesday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Thursday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Saturday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Sunday 9.00am – 4.00pm

The market areas are open to traders between 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Saturday, 8.00am – 4.00pm on a Sunday.


CURRENT MARKET STALLS

Fresh fruit, flowers and vegetables 

Each Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in the Buttermarket, Wilmore Street

Cheese in the Square sometimes on Tuesdays and most weekends

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Food Bank each Friday morning at the Corn Exchange

FOOD BANK

Saturday Craft Market at the Corn Exchange

7th and 21st October

CRAFT MARKET

Wenlock Country Markets

Each Thursday at the Corn Exchange 8.00am-1.00pm (February – December)

WENLOCK COUNTRY MARKETS

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The Friendly Bus (first Friday of the month at the Corn Exchange)

FRIENDLY BUS


Stall hire cost (tables: 6ft by 3ft)

Commercial stall hire = £11.00 for the first table then £8.00 for each additional table

Charity (or) non-profit stall hire = £3.00 per table

Hire of entire market area £50.00 per day

Hire of entire market area £25.00 per half day (8.00am-1.00pm)


Parking

There are pay and display car parks at Back Lane, Falcons Court and Saint Mary’s Lane.


If you would like to apply for a market stall please download, read and complete the relevant forms shown below then return them along with full payment and a copy of your public liability/licence to:

Much Wenlock Town Council, The Corn Exchange, High Street, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6AE

For further information please contact:

Email: admin@muchwenlock-tc.gov.uk

Telephone: 01952 727509


APPLICATION FORMS

FOOD & DRINK MARKET STALL APPLICATION FORM

GENERAL MARKET STALL APPLICATION FORM

Please note that these hire agreements are currently under review