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Timeline of the Square since 1247

1247


Henry III grants Guy of Rocheford and his heirs free warren in the lands of the manors of Rocheford as documented in the Calendar of Charter Rolls

1257


Henry III grants Guy of Rocheford and his heirs, a weekly market on Tuesday at his manor of Rocheford and a yearly fair there on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Whitsun week, as documented in the Calendar of the Charter Rolls

1264


Henry III grants Guy of Rocheford and his heirs, a weekly market on Tuesday at his manor of Rocheford and a yearly fair there on  the vigil, the feast and the morrow of All Saints, as documented in the Calendar of Charter Rolls

1555


John Simson is burned at the stake in Rochford Market Square for defending his religious beliefs during the reign of Mary I

1707


The Market Hall is built in Rochford Market Square

1750’s


John Harriot revises the Market

1800’s



Volunteer of napeleonic war held captive in the Market Hall prison. The man was shot at by troops from outside and bullet holes could still be seen embedded in the framework of the building.

The man survived and the bullet holes remain.

1820


Town Pump erected in Rochford Market Square

1850’s


Market closed

1861


Market Hall pulled down

1902


Market Square Pump removed and a fountain put in its place

1914


Market revived for farm stock on a Thursday

1959


Market closed

1973


Two 19th century cottages demolished in the Square by an unknown development entity based in London, causing great public outcry and general heritage controversy.

Following this, the Covernment listed all relevant buildings in Rochford

1977


After extensive research into the Royal Charter the market in its current form was revived  with the support and permission of the Lord of the manor Mr Charles Tabor by Reg Janes and was held and run each Tuesday by him and David Reeve untill Reg's death in 2005. It is now operated under the supervision of his widow Hilda by his son Nick Janes.

1980


Attempts to expand down West Street quashed

1997


750th Anniversary of the first recorded Charter granted to the town of Rochford to hold a Market in its Manor

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