Main Street - North

Main Street as we know it today was established in Georgian times, with the town's growing prosperity as the result of the Industial Revolution, the modernisation of the Cawdor Estate and of smaller estates such as the Meyricks, the Adams, and the Owens of Orielton. The ruined town walls were largely rebuilt, the silted-up Commons developed as the 'industrial' part of the town, and prosperity grew further with the coming of the railway and resulting opportunities for transporting goods to and from the area.

Old postcards tell fascinating stories - look below for the old horse trough, the steps outside the old Town Hall up to the Magistrates Court above, and the elegant Victorian wrought iron portico. Chain Back on the right below is virtually unchanged; though cars have replaced the horse and carts of 100 years ago.


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