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THE TOWN TRAIL
- ESSENTIAL HEXHAM
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24. St Mary's Chare Often called Back Street, part of an open market place until the space between it and Fore Street was built on. Though the fronts are more recent, most of the buildings are 17th or 18th Century.

25. HSBC Bank Built for the Carlisle City and District Banking Co. in 1896. The building makes skilful use of an awkward site. The carvings are worth a special look.

26. Bus Station Built with a turntable in 1932, it removed the need for buses to stand in Beaumont St and turn around in the Market Place. The corrugated iron building in the south-west corner was originally the Temperance Hall, erected in 1886.

27. Priestpopple Became part of the main through route after the building of turnpike roads during the 18th-Century. There are several coaching inns, the finest being the Royal Hotel. Irish cattle were sold on the south side of Priestpopple. Priestpoppleā€™s unusual name comes from

28. Priestpopple House A fine early 18th Century house. From 1889 - 1930 it contained local government offices.

29. Co-op Superstore From 1875 until 1995 this site and that across the road to the east formed Hexham Mart, where livestock were auctioned. The Mart has now moved to an edge of town location, near Tyne Green.

Other buildings of interest, off the main map

Workhouse Much of the original (1839) part of the Poor Law Institution for the destitute remains. It eventually expanded onto the land where the hospital is now. It is reached by following the main road past the turning to the Co-op Superstore. It is set back from the road on the left.

Subscription School This was the original school for most Hexham children, used until the Sele School was built in 1856. It can be reached by turning up Eastgate, and is located on the right approximately 300 metres up the hill.

    
 
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