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Old Cattle Market Building, Tow Law

This Cattle Market auction building in Tow Law was constructed in 1882. The old aution building is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

"By the mid nineteenth century the long-distance, cross-border droving was being supplanted by the growth of the railways, whilst the historic animal fairs were gradually replaced by auction marts located beside railway stations. This former auction building is the only surviving part of a formerly larger livestock market situated in the centre of Tow Law immediately to the east of the High Street and adjacent to the former railway station. The auction building was built in c.1882 as a cattle market and it is depicted on the Ordnance Survey map of 1897. At this time, there are several other market buildings and animal pens. Successive OS maps show that the basic configuration of the cattle market remained unchanged until the later C20 when the mart was incorporated unaltered into a larger complex. The building closed in 2005." (Historic England)

Tow Law Historic Buildings and Monuments in Tow Law 1882
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The Cattle Market, Tow Law

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- Cattle market auction building constructed in 1882. MATERIALS: Wood with Welsh slate roof with glazed roof lights. PLAN: 12-sided plan. EXTERIOR: sides of battened boards with doors of similar construction …

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List number: 1232513
List grade: 2
County: County Durham
Grid ref: NZ1207239067


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