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Smithfield Poultry Market

Event  From 5/7/1963 

Categories: Commerce, Food & Drink

The original poultry market by Horace Jones was opened in 1875 but destroyed by fire in 1958. The new building has a concrete elliptical paraboloid roof with, it is claimed, the largest clear spanning dome in Europe. Designed by T. P. Bennett and Son, the building was intended to be replicated across the whole Smithfield site replacing the other buildings, but, thankfully, this did not happen.

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Smithfield Poultry Market

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Smithfield - Poultry Market opening

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