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 a 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.

Santa's Grotto & Late Night Christmas Shopping Event

Tuesday 14th December 2021 from 4pm

Art, Craft and Live Music Fair - 11th December

Art, Craft and Live Music Fair - Specially selected artists, craft stalls and live music to entertain you throughout the day.

Fundraising Concert SOLD OUT

Entertaining you with the fantastic local Stuns'ls Shanty Singers and welcoming GR V111 Mens Harmony Group all the way from Lincoln.

Art, Craft and Live Music Fair - 20th November

Art, Craft and Live Music Fair - Specially selected artists, craft stalls and live music to entertain you throughout the day.

St Austell Zombie Walk - Halloween Party

The Zombie Walk 2021 kicks off with a super spooky Halloween Party at The Market House, with music, children's entertainment, games and refreshments

Art, Craft and Live Music Fair - 16th October

Art, Craft and Live Music Fair - Specially selected artists, craft stalls and live music to entertain you throughout the day.

Gallery Wall Space for Hire

Prime position wall space available to hire in the Market House Coffee Shop and brand new foyer area

St Austell Market House on Facebook

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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