: a walk through the archaeology of Castle Bytham : market
Walking back onto Castle Gate we pass the former Wheatsheaf public
house, now aprivate residence. Above the right hand window is a carved
stone panel depicting a wheatsheaf. The area to the front of the house
was the former site of the medieval village market cross, where business
transactions were made at the market would have been formally sealed.
Castle Bytham's market was first granted its licence in 1247 and would
have been critical to the economic life of the settlement.
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of Castle Bytham which he led as part of the Midsummer
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