Market Cross House

The current oak-framed building suffers from a distinct lean. It replaced an earlier building (1592) that was demolished  in 1687 to allow for the building of the Guildhall next door However there was a land dispute and eventually the new  Market Cross  was “rebuilt” in 1718 on or very close to its original location.

The original building was rented by a butcher, which makes perfect sense as the area was once the shambles (the meat market) for Windsor.

Over the years the building has been used for many purposes. Jewellers, brewers, printers (1931), architects, fruit sellers, coal merchants, florists (1933 and again in the 1960s) and many others have run businesses from Market Cross House.

Market Cross House

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 2nd 2022

8 Responses to “The Market Cross House – Windsor”

  1. Interesting building with a fascinating history :)

  2. lowcarbdiabeticJan says:

    Many thanks for the interesting read.
    I wonder who may take it on next, as I see it has a ‘To Let’ sign in the window.

    All the best Jan

  3. lisl says:

    It looks as if it is being swamped by the buildings to the side, cherie

  4. shabana says:

    this is pretty building with gorgeous window glasses dear Cheri

    i enjoyed learning it’s history ,thank you for sharing
    blessings to you and family!