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Snapshots

  1. Headless People?

    Snapshot Title: Headless People?
    Taken by: alex

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Spoooky



  2. Egger factory

    Snapshot Title: Egger factory
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Egger chipboard factory is one of the main employers in Tynedale taking wood fibre (sawdust, logs, waste timber, etc.) and making it into chipboard for use in flooring, kitchen units, etc. A massive e...



  3. Signs of old buildings and roofs

    Snapshot Title: Signs of old buildings and roofs
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Originally shops and houses stood against the Moot Hall (as can be seen to the right with the Edinburgh Woollen Mill building). An old photograph of these buildings in about 1910 can be seen at http:/...



  4. The Moot Hall

    Snapshot Title: The Moot Hall
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Standing proud over Hexham's Market Place, this gatehouse defended access into the fortified area beyond. An early 15th century gatehouse it is four-storey high with a three storey tower attached. A s...



  5. The Shambles

    Snapshot Title: The Shambles
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    This is a sheltered market area with a wooden roof standing on a mix of stone and timber columns. Originally used by butchers it still finds use most days of the week for one or two stalls although th...



  6. The ghost of a gigapanner!

    Snapshot Title: The ghost of a gigapanner!
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Look hard and you might just see the ghost of a gigapanner!



  7. Old St Mary's church

    Snapshot Title: Old St Mary's church
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Hidden by these outer walls are the remains of the old church seen in the information board - some cellars contain the bases of old columns and some internal walls still have stonework from the old bu...



  8. Wind damage

    Snapshot Title: Wind damage
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    A few years ago a fire damaged this and the roof over Dickinson's next door. Despite being reroofed because of that, storms in Feb 2008 have now lifted the new lead ridges (Dickinson's have fixed thei...



  9. Hexham Market Place - a potted history

    Snapshot Title: Hexham Market Place - a potted history
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Some information about the Market Place and what it possibly used to look like 600 years ago!