St Austell Market House is described as the jewel in St Austell’s crown, a marvellous old building dating from 1844. The building is Grade 2* listed and puts it in the top 5% of important assets in the Country.
This old building is of great historical and architectural importance. The site upon which the Market House now stands was previously used as Market Place and records show that in 1791 a small market building stood on the site.
It was totally inadequate for the needs of a growing market town and in 1842 an Act of Parliament was given Royal Assent by Queen Victoria to permit the people of St Austell to build a Market House and Town Hall on the site. To learn more about its history and heritage click here
Currently the Market House is home to a number of niche retail/service outlets, hairdresser and cafe as well as housing the St Austell Old Cornwall Society Museum next door. Call in and take a look around or for more information about what you can expect to see on your visit click here.
The Market House welcomes visitors all year round, Monday to Saturday. Regular events take place to join in with the towns celebrations including Santa’s grotto at Christmas, the Zombie Walk on Halloween and the new found success of the Whitegold and Garden festivals held annually in St Austell Town centre.
At present the Market House board of Directors are working with partner organisations and Townscape Heritage Initiatives to develop a programme of restoration and renovation.
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The Market House can be found at; The Market House, Market Street, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 5QB using the following coordinates 50338150 -4793235