Borough Market Privileges: the Hinterland of Medieval London, C.1400. Originally published by Centre for Metropolitan History, London, 2006.
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Market Privileges Undated
Date of the granting of the privilege.
The principal place(s) concerned.
Description of the substance of the privilege. Bibliographic details are given in square brackets at the end of each entry. The abbreviations used may be found in the Editorial note.
|13th century||Amesbury (Wiltshire)||It has been suggested that Amesbury Priory had a tile factory at Amesbury in the 13th century. [VCH Wilts XV, 46]|
|Amesbury (Wiltshire)||It is unlikely that Amesbury ever had more than one weekly market. It was a general market for food and agricultural produce. [VCH Wilts XV, 46]|
|14th and 15th centuries||Amesbury (Wiltshire)||There were shambles at Amesbury in the 14th and 15th centuries. [VCH Wilts XV, 46]|
|14th-19th century||Deddington (Oxfordshire)||In the 14th century and until its cessation in the 19th century the market at Deddington was held on Saturdays. [VCH Oxon XI, 105]|
|12th century||Deddington (Oxfordshire)||The market of Deddington probably dates from the laying out of the borough in the 12th century. [VCH Oxon XI, 105]|
Higham Ferrers (Northamptonshire)
|Writ of supersedeas in favour of Andrew Broune of Glapthorne at suit of John Astelle of Highham Ferrers for debt. Mainpernors: Richard Waldegrave, knight of Essex, John Hende, citizen of London [CCR 1381-85, 283]|
|London||Licence for William Vale, fishmonger of London, to load a crayer in the port of London with 20 quarters of salt and to take it to Aberdeen in Scotland for salting salmon there and bringing the same to England. [CPR 1391-96, 264]|
|late 14th and 15th centuries||Ludgershall (Wiltshire)||Ludgershall may have prospered as a trading centre in the late 14th century, when an apparently prosperous merchant represented it in parliament and in the 15th century. [VCH Wilts XV, 128]|
|13th century onwards||Ludgershall (Wiltshire)||The south High Street was presumably the site of Ludgershall's markets and fairs, held from the 13th century. [VCH Wilts XV, 121]|
|Oil, herring and wool were brought from Southampton in 1443-4. [VCH Wilts XV, 128]|
|14th century||Norwich (Norfolk)||List of tolls levied in Norwich. [Norwich Records II, 199-205]|
|Rochester (Kent)||Order to the sheriff of Kent to make proclamation that all who bring any form of ship or boat or other vessel through Rochester bridge shall bring them through the drawbridge and through no other part of it. [CCR 1385-89, 482]|
|14th century||Southampton (Hampshire)||Memorandum to enquire by what charter the following were freed of toll: The chapter of Holy Trinity in Chichester, Bramber, (Sussex) Oxford (Oxfordshire) Devizes (Wiltshire) Andover Basingstoke (Hampshire) Weymouth, Bridport, Lifton (Dorset) Plymouth, Kenton, Dartmouth (Devon) Guildford (Surrey) All the honours of England Waterford (Ireland) King's Lynn, Mundford half hundred (Norfolk) Salton (Yorkshire) [Oak Book I, 20-21]|
|14th century ?||Southampton (Hampshire)||List of boroughs free of toll with particulars of their respective charters. Boroughs listed are: Southampton, Portsmouth (Hampshire) Norwich, Yarmouth (Norfolk) Shrewsbury (Shropshire) London (London) Bristol (Bristol) Wycombe, Rolleston (Buckinghamshire) Newcastle upon Tyne (Northumberland) Lancaster (Lancashire) Colchester, Maldon, Harwich (Essex) Worcester, Droitwich (Worcestershire) Ipswich, Dunwich (Suffolk) Nottingham, Retford (Nottinghamshire) Canterbury (Kent) York, Scarborough, Beverley, Kingston upon Hull (Yorkshire) Hereford (Herefordshire) Gloucester (Gloucestershire) Coventry (Warwickshire) Chichester (Sussex) Bedford (Bedfordshire) Godmanchester (Huntingdonshire) Reading, Wallingford (Berkshire) Haverford (Pembrokeshire) Marlborough (Wiltshire) Bath (Somerset) Stafford (Staffordshire) Burford (Oxfordshire) Torksey (Lincolnshire) [Oak Book I, 6-19]|
|mid 15th century||
|Enrolment in the Black Book of Southampton of a charter of Richard I dated 29/4/5 Richard I and a charter of Henry II, granting to the men of Andover (among other privileges) quittance of toll, passage and custom throughout the realm. [Black Book I, 92-93]|