St Austell Market House

This old building is of great historical and architectural importance. In the middle ages it was customary for Markets and Fairs to be held in Churchyards, but in the reign of Edward III a Law was passed to prohibit such activities on Church premises and the Markets transferred to some adjacent site nearby.

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.

St Austell Zombie Walk

St Austell Zombie Walk 2019 and Halloween is fast approaching and we all know what that means! Yes the Zombie Walk returns to St Austell

Townscape Heritage Scheme Works To Commence SOON!

START DATE CONFIRMED; Focusing on the entrance to the building to make it much more welcoming and attractive both externally and internally by revealing its magnificent architectural features.

We are OPEN

We just love our new sign. Thanks to Lex Designs it looks amazing

Renovation Funding Approved

Townscape Heritage Scheme and funding for the initial phase of the Market House renovation has been approved.

Repairs and Essential Maintenance

We are having some essential repairs done. Follow our progress here.

Meet the Maker

It was a first for the market house but not the last.

About St Austell Market House

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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Mad for Miniatures

Mad for Miniatures is a Friendly Local Gaming situated upstairs in St.Austell's Market House and has been trading for over 15 years

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The St Austell Market House is often described as the jewel in St Austell's crown, a marvellous old building dating from 1844. Restoration is badly needed and the Directors are, at present, working towards an application for up to £2 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the HLF require 10% of that to be funded locally and have therefore set up a "Friends Programme" to achieve this.

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