Newport Market

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Newport Market is located in Newport, Wales
Newport Market
Newport Market (Newport, Wales)
Newport Market. Tower viewed from Upper Dock Street

Newport Market (also known as Newport Provisions Market) is a traditional Victorian indoor market, built in 1854 in Newport, South Wales. It is an early example of a large-span cast iron-frame building featuring a glass-filled barrel roof.

Newport bus station is located immediately outside the Upper Dock Street entrance to Newport Market and a short walk from Newport railway station.

History[edit]

Newport Market, High Street Entrance, Newport

A market building had occupied the High Street end of the site from around 1817, but was too small by the middle of the century, and was extended to the new Dock Street in 1865. In 1885 the Corporation of Newport purchased the site and built the present building.

The foundations for the present office buildings and tower at the Dock Street end were laid on 13 September 1887 and they were opened by the then Mayor of Newport Henry Faulkner on 1 May 1889. The High Street end was re-aligned and rebuilt in 1934, and comprised an arcade entrance to the market, shops, and a department store, Hills & Steele.

An extension at the High Street end was opened by Mayor Robert Frank Allen on 25 November 1987. It is a Grade II-Listed building situated in the city centre, owned and operated by Newport City Council.

Facilities[edit]

Newport Market Interior, Newport

The market houses over 100 stalls over two floors offering a variety of high-quality fresh produce and stock. Stalls include a first-class butchers, greengrocers, a fishmonger, a traditional confectioner's stall as well as being home to Newport's premier Welsh shop, Newport Welsh Gifts. An eclectic selection of Art and Craft stalls, coffee shops and hairdressers reside upstairs alongside the Jerome Gatehouse Collection Military band archive and a huge matchstick model of the Newport Transporter Bridge. The market also houses a Business Centre on the upper floors.

Entrances to the market are located in Upper Dock Street (Market Square), High Street, Market Street and Griffin Street.

In April 2012 a £750,000 refurbishment scheme was confirmed [1]

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Coordinates: 51°35′20.31″N 2°59′46.24″W / 51.5889750°N 2.9961778°W / 51.5889750; -2.9961778