Look & See – Q15

The original Market charter was granted to Henry de Keighleye, by Edward I, along with Free-Warren (the right to kill game). To be given this right was highly unusual but it implies that at the time the area was still heavily wooded. The Market was held on Church Green until 1833 and the Market Cross stood somewhere near the tree at the top of Low Street. By 1758 the first shops were appearing and there were at least 3 Hostelries and New-sheets were being sold. The 1758 plan names Low St, Changegate and High St just as Keighley Street, suggesting possible Roman origin.