Thought to date from pre 1839 but subject to later rebuilds and alterations we came to the building in 2004
Prior to that it was Milners Ladies and Gents Fashions where many have fond memories of being able to buy their first pair of Levi's
If you have any photos showing the building or have any stories or indeed know anything further about the history of 3-7 Market Street where Church Gallery now stands do please let us know, we would love to hear from you.
With many thanks to Pete Lewis and Ann Sandell for their help with the photos and history of our unique building.
When sandstone flags replaced roof thatch the front wall was often raised to create an additional floor or half floor as the sandstone did not require the same steep pitch of the thatch.
The Market Square and surrounding houses grew almost as a planned village after the market charter of 1353 and the renewed charter of 1605. This second charter changed the market day from Friday to Monday but still allowed for the two fair days. Our Market Charter is still celebrated on St Luke’s Fair day in October with the reading of the charter at the charter stone. There is a board giving details of old market charges in the Cloisters and the tolls were paid just inside the churchyard on the tomb stone.
We like to think of Church Gallery as a real part of the local community and welcome friends, businesses and groups meeting here.