In the 18th Century Chester's Market was a favourite place for all, with all classes of goods
offered for sale fish, meat and vegetables. At this time many of the richer classes were
uneducated, they envied the Quack doctors who also frequented the market he would arrive
in a carriage drawn by as many as six horses, they would sell elixirs and cure alls for everybody's ailments.
The Dentist also had his place to stand he would have his pliers at the ready should there be the need to extract a tooth, to whiten the teeth he offered vitriol (sulphuric acid) which was to be gently rubbed in. It certainly removed the stains, but along with it the patients enamel.
The delicacy of Dee Salmon was of such profusion that Gild masters were restricted by a clause of indenture from giving salmon more than twice a week to their apprentices.
Today Chester's market is still one of the top city attractions with over 100 small businesses providing for the same needs as long ago. You can still purchase Dee Salmon, cheese, eggs, meat and fish,with vegetables produced by local market gardeners. You will find specialists in fashion, fabric and haberdashery. A stroll around the stalls provides you with the chance to flavour the ambience and atmosphere that only a market can provide .
RETAIL AREA OF THE MARKET HALL
CHESTER MARKET Number of TENANTS
66 B Stall Units 12 ft X 10ft - businesses 42 Shops Unit sizes ( 8 ) at 450 sq. ft - ( 5 ) at 320 sq. ft - ( 18 ) at 270 sq. ft -
- businesses 28 - total number of shops units 31
' A ' Shops 31 in the Market Hall
|450 sq ft||17A , 18A , 19A , 20A , 21A , 22A , 23A , 24A ,|
|320 sq ft||12A , 13A , 14A , 15A , 16A ,|
|270 sq ft||1A , 2A , 3A , 4A , 5A , 6A , 7A , 8A , 9A , 10A , 11A , 25A , 26A , 27A , 28A , 29A|
|300 sq ft||31A|
|180 sq ft||11A|
Total Area of ' A ' Shops = 10,000 sq. ft .
' B ' Stalls 66 in the Market Hall
' B ' Stall size 12 ft x 10 ft = 120 sq. . ft .
Total Area of ' B ' Stalls = 7,920 sq. ft .
Stalls ( Indoor ) -
numbers total 66
Casual Stall sizes (52) at 45 sq. ft - (4) at 81 sq. ft - (4) at 108 sq. ft
|Fifty Two||x||5 sq. yds (45sq. ft),|
|Four||x||9 sq. yds (81sq. ft.), - 1, 6, 51, 56, -|
|Four||x||12 sq. yds (108 sq. ft.) - 11, 21, 41, 31, -|
CHESTER PERMANENT CASUALS (45stalls) traders off long standing with fixed positions and stalls but no status - businesses - 16 Casuals traders who attend and leave daily numbers are small approximately - 8
CHESTER CASUAL TRADERS (Outdoor) numbers 13 - vary daily - Princess Street
The Public Market Hall Gross size (including common areas) = 41,500 sq. ft.
CHESTER LOADING BAY
The service bay caters exclusively
for the market , provides limited parking, with 45minuts to off load .
Service Area 24 ,408 sq. ft. including storage
Vehicle Parking Area gross - theatre side - 4,270 sq. ft.
Vehicle Parking Area gross - Bin side - 4,680 sq. ft.
CHESTER MARKET TRADERS LIFTS
(4) [includes Mezzanine floor & car park lift ]
CHESTER MARKET - STORAGE UNITS
Loading Bay 29 original brick units 10ft. X 9ft.
Loading Bay new provision of 3 units 10ft X 9ft
Steel Cage 1 unit 16ft X 11ft
Cold stores 4 units 12ft. X 6 ft.
Storage 1 unit 26ft X 10 ft.
Storage 1 unit 14ft. X 6 ft.
1 at 126 sq. t.
1 at 133 sq. ft.
2 at 112 sq. ft.
1 at 248 sq. ft.
1 at 304 sq. t.
1 at 152 sq. ft.
1 at 240 sq. ft.
1 at 96 sq. ft.
1 at 180 sq. ft.
Cupboards under casual units Nos 66 = width 65.5cm. x height 80 .cm x length 266.2 cm.