Yorkshire Market Towns: not just for shopping

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  • ISBN: 1
  • Published: 2014
  • Publisher: PLACE


The booklet reports the findings of a survey by PLACE members of twenty one market towns and seventeen open markets, mostly in North Yorkshire. The surveyors recorded the use of premises providing goods and services and also residential properties within the central retail/commercial zones of the towns. The findings indicate that, although food retailing is no longer the major shopping focus, the hospitality trades are important, especially in tourist or heritage centres. Craft and gift shops are also important. The detailed findings provide a snapshot in time and form an interesting baseline survey against which future changes can be measured.

Towns studied:

  • Bedale
  • Beverley
  • Boroughbridge
  • Easingwold
  • Grassington
  • Hawes
  • Helmsley
  • Kirkbymoorside
  • Knaresborough
  • Leyburn
  • Malton
  • Northallerton
  • Otley
  • Pateley Bridge
  • Pickering
  • Reeth
  • Ripon
  • Selby
  • Settle
  • Skipton
  • Thirsk