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Towns grew up around the site of regular markets. Many of today's thriving communities owe their existence to the market in their midst. Markets in South Holland are held in Spalding, Crowland, Holbeach and Long Sutton.

700-800 years ago, the right to hold a market was a highly valued privilege granted by the monarch to nobles who enjoyed his favour. Where such markets were held, people travelled from miles around to buy and sell the essentials of everyday life.

A day at the market was just that! The journey to market took 1/3rd of the day, trading required another 1/3rd and the weary journey home used up the remaining 1/3rd of the day. A man was deemed to be able to travel 20 miles in a day and thus it was determined that markets must be at least 6 and 2/3rds miles apart. This calculation is still used today as the basis for the protection of market rights.

Towns grew up around the site of regular markets, which were usually held on one or two days each week, or on special feasts and festivals. Many of today's thriving communities owe their existence to the market in their midst.

Markets in South Holland include:

Spalding - Tuesday and Saturday
Crowland - Friday
Holbeach - Thursday and Saturday
Long Sutton - Friday

Market Stall Application Forms are available on request, or can be downloaded via the link below.

How much will it cost?

Spalding

Tuesday

· Council owned per 2400mm stall - £16.90

· Casual Traders per stall - £19.80

· Own Units Per 300mm - £1.80

Saturday

· Both stallage and own units per 2400mm - £16.90

· Casual traders per 2400mm - £19.80

· Own Units Per 300mm - £1.80

· Extra both markets per 300mm - £2.50

Crowland

Friday

· Registered Trader own unit per 300mm - £0.50

· Casual Trader own unit per 300mm - £0.60

Holbeach

Thursday

· Registered Trader own unit per 300mm - £0.50

· Casual Trader own unit per 300mm - £0.60

Saturday

· Registered Trader own unit per 300mm - £0.50

· Casual Trader own unit per 300mm - £0.60

Long Sutton

Friday

· Registered Trader own unit per 300mm - £0.50

· Casual Trader own unit per 300mm - £0.60

The Council reserves the right to amend its charging policy at any time.

Links to forms, leaflets and websites providing more information

pdf icon SHDC Markets Waiting List [13kb]

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Contact Details

If you have any queries about the information provided above, or require further information, please contact Customer Services on 01775 761161 or email info@sholland.gov.uk.

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