Mapping

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By that time the market had been there since the late 18th Century.   It is seen on the OS map of 1844 although it appears that at that time it was mostly an outdoor market.

David Boardman of Manchester History kindly allowed me share these two maps showing the layout of Smithfield Market which you can see, along with many more fascinating images over here. I think they really give a sense of scale and, bearing in mind the current market hall that MCDC inhabits was twice as long, provide a poignant reminder of how much has gone.

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