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Market Flowers Wakefield District

Market Flowers Wakefield District


Market Manager

01977 722725


Market Place,


Pontefract Market hall offers a wide variety of quality goods and is open for trading six days a week.

The 37 units in the market hall are constantly bustling with local residents and visitors to the area wanting to sample some of the areas delights.

The original Market Hall was built as a meat market in 1859 and was opened by Lord Palmerston in 1860. it was a large impressive building as can be seen from old photographs and in evidence of the stone façade, which still stands today. The Market Hall had to be rebuilt following a fire and was reopened in 1957.

The town centre of Pontefract was extensively refurbished during 1999. This work included several buildings one of which was the Market Hall. The Heritage Lottery Fund with English Heritage agreed to the Market Hall façade being restored to its former impressive and imposing status on the Market Street skyline.

On Wednesday and Saturday (8.30am-4pm) the indoor market is supplemented by the largest outdoor market in the Wakefield district with 116 stalls covering Market Place, Beastfair and some of Salter Row. Each Friday there is a small fresh produce market.

Children welcome

Opening details

Please phone for more details



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Map reference: SE 455219  Lat: 53.69156 Long: -1.31243

By Road:
Located in the town centre of Pontefract

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Pontefract Baghill/Tanshelf Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Pontefract Bus Station


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