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the market PLACE


In Saxon times the market was held in front of St Mary's Church. After 1121 it moved to the triangle of ground by St Laurence's Church and the West Gate and much extra trade came from the visiting pilgrims staying in the Hospitium nearby. Now the market is held on St Mary's Butts, where it began.

Copyright Reading Museum Service from "Reading Abbey", published by Reading Museum & Art Gallery 1988.

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