Kells Market Yard

Map Reference: N740758 (2740, 2758)

The south edge of the market yard is bounded by a four-bay two-storey market house. It was built by the Earl of Bective c1800 as part of the improvements to the town. It has coursed rubble limestone walls with cast-iron tie-plates. The arcade openings have dressed stone voussoirs and the arcade is repeated on the south face of the building.

The upper floor windows have dressed limestone flats arches and stone sills. There is a large rectangular opening in the middle of the north wall. It appears to be a later insertion. The building is still in use commercially but perhaps not for market purposes. Along the west side of the market yard is a single-storey six-bay range. All the arches have now been blocked and have inserted windows and doors. It is now a row of small dwellings.

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