Place    From /6/1855  To 1963

Caledonian Market

Categories: Commerce, Food & Drink

Caledonian Cattle Market, built in 1855 by J. B. Bunning, and demolished after WW2.

Caledonian Market was held in the area now partly occupied by Caledonian Park, the large area bounded by what are now (clockwise): Hungerford Road, Hartham Road, Caledonian Road, Brewery Road, York Way.  Built to replace the over-crowded Smithfield live-stock market, it gradually changed in the early 20th century and ended its days as a flea-market. For a summary of how it was developed into a housing estate see Chris Pullen.

2021: The Islington Gazette reported (with photo) that one of the cast iron bull's heads that used to be part of the gate posts for the market was up for auction. The only other known surviving head is held by the Museum of London.

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Caledonian Market

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