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ACTON BURNELL 3532 3019. Borough c.1269–70 (BF, p. 150). 1334 Subsidy 33.44. See also VCH Shropshire, viii, p. 10.
M (Charter) Tues; gr 30 Nov 1269, by K Hen III to Robert Burnel. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 132). On 9 Jun 1364, K Edw III confirmed the market to Nicholas Burnel, kinsman and heir of Robert Burnel (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 188). There is no later evidence for a market (VCH Shropshire, viii, p. 10).
F (Charter) vfm, Annunciation of Mary (25 Mar); gr 30 Nov 1269, by K Hen III to Robert Burnell. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 132). On 9 Jun 1364, K Edw III confirmed the fair to Nicholas Burnel, kinsman and heir of Robert Burnel (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 188).
F (Charter) vfm, Michael (29 Sept); gr 30 Nov 1269, by K Hen III to Robert Burnell. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 132). On 9 Jun 1364, K Edw III confirmed the fair to Nicholas Burnel, kinsman and heir of Robert Burnel (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 188).

ADDERLEY 3662 3398. 1334 Subsidy 42.06.
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 12 Aug 1315, by K Edw II to Bartholomew de Baddlesmere (CChR, 1300–26, p. 283). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Peter and Paul (29 Jun); gr 12 Aug 1315, by K Edw II to Bartholomew de Baddlesmere (CChR, 1300–26, p. 283). To be held at the manor.

ALBERBURY 3359 3144. 1334 Subsidy 19.08. See also VCH Shropshire, viii, p. 212.
M (Charter) Fri; gr 16 Jun 1284, by K Edw I to Fulk son of Warin. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 275). There is no further evidence for the market (VCH Shropshire, viii, p. 212).
F (Charter) vfm, Ciricius and Julita (16 Jun); gr 16 Jun 1284, by K Edw I to Fulk son of Warin. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 275). There is no further evidence for the fair (VCH Shropshire, viii, p. 212).
F (Charter) vfm, Michael (29 Sept); gr 16 Jun 1284, by K Edw I to Fulk son of Warin. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 275). There is no further evidence for the fair (VCH Shropshire, viii, p. 212).

ALBRIGHTON 3813 3041. Borough 1303 (BF, p. 150). 1334 Subsidy 45. It is probable that the manor passed from Ralph de Picheford to John la Warre.
M (Charter) Tues; gr 24 Jan 1232, by K Hen III to Ralph de Picheford (CChR, 1226–57, p. 148). Sh of Shropshire ordered to make the market known, 28 Jan 1232 (CR, 1231–4, p. 25). In 1285–6, toll of the market produced 2 (VCH Shropshire, iv, p. 68).
M (Charter) Tues; gr 30 Jun 1303, by K Edw I to John la Warre (CChR, 1300–26, p. 35). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Trans of Thomas the Martyr (7 Jul); gr 24 Jan 1232, by K Hen III to Ralph de Picheford (CChR, 1226–57, p. 148). Sh of Shropshire ordered to make the fair known, 28 Jan 1232 (CR, 1231–4, p. 25).
F (Charter) vfm, Trans of Thomas the Martyr (7 Jul); gr 30 Jun 1303, by K Edw I to John la Warre (CChR, 1300–26, p. 35). To be held at the manor.

ASTON BOTTEREL 3632 2841. In the 1334 Lay Subsidy, Aston Botterel, Eardington, Hopton Wafers and Chetton were assessed together at 51.81 (Glasscock, p. 255).
M (Charter) Tues; gr 5 Dec 1263, by K Hen III to Thomas Boterel. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 46). Richard Boterel was holding the market in 1292 (QW, p. 675).
F (Charter) vfm, Michael (29 Sept); gr 5 Dec 1263, by K Hen III to Thomas Boterel. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 46). Richard Boterel was holding the fair in 1292 (QW, p. 675).

ATCHAM 3541 3091. 1334 Subsidy 45.42. Settlement on the river Severn developed by the A of Lilleshall, who constructed a bridge here in 1200–22 (VCH Shropshire, iv, pp. 68, 70).
F (Charter) f+2, Giles (1 Sept); gr 16 Oct 1269, by K Hen III to A of Lilleshall (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 125). A of Lilleshull was holding the fair in 1292 (QW, p. 679).
F (Charter) f+2, Augustine in May (26 May); gr 25 Jun 1276, by K Edw I to A of Lilleshall (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 199). To be held at the manor.

BASCHURCH 3422 3219. Borough 1227 (BF, p. 150). 1334 Subsidy 85.78.
M (Charter) Tues; gr 13 May 1256, by K Hen III to A and M of Shrewsbury (U. Rees ed., The Cartulary of Shrewsbury Abbey (Aberystwyth, 1975), i, no. 52).
F (Charter) v+3, All Saints (1 Nov); gr 13 May 1256, by K Hen III to A and M of Shrewsbury (U. Rees ed., The Cartulary of Shrewsbury Abbey (Aberystwyth, 1975), i, no. 52).

BETTON 3693 3372.
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 13 May 1256, by K Hen III to A and M of Shrewsbury (U. Rees ed., The Cartulary of Shrewsbury Abbey (Aberystwyth, 1975), i, no. 52).
F (Charter) v+3, Matthew (20 Sept); gr 13 May 1256, by K Hen III to A and M of Shrewsbury (U. Rees ed., The Cartulary of Shrewsbury Abbey (Aberystwyth, 1975), i, no. 52).

BISHOPS CASTLE 3323 2883. Borough 1285 (BF, p. 150). 1334 Subsidy 34.19. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471).
M (Charter) Wed; gr 18 Sept 1394, by K Ric II to John bp of Hereford (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 349). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) 2 Nov+2; gr 18 Sept 1394, by K Ric II to John bp of Hereford (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 349). To be held at the manor. Feast of the fair not given.

BRIDGNORTH 3718 2929. Borough 1101, when it moved here from Quatford, Shropshire (q.v.). In a charter of 1157, K Hen II granted his burgesses of Bridgnorth all the liberties and customs that they had under K Hen I (1100x35) (BF, p. 153). 1334 Subsidy £244.12. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471). Fair 1587, 22 Jul; 17 Oct (Harrison, pp. 394, 396).
M (Prescriptive: borough) No further information for the market.
F (Letter Close) vfm, Luke the Evangelist (18 Oct); gr 1 Aug 1226, by K Hen III to men of Bridgnorth (RLC, ii, p. 135).
F (Charter) f+3, Trans of Leonard (6 Nov); gr 1 May 1359, by K Edw III (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 159). Feast assumed to be that of Leonard; no date for the translation of Leonard was available.

BURFORD 3596 2689. Borough 1265–6 (BF, p. 151). 1334 Subsidy 33.50.
M (Charter) Sat; gr 16 Nov 1266, by K Hen III to Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richard’s Castle (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 62). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Margaret (20 Jul); gr 16 Nov 1266, by K Hen III to Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richard’s Castle (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 62). To be held at the manor.

CAUS 3338 3076. Borough 1273 (BF, p. 151). 1334 Subsidy 50.77. The grid references are to Caus Castle, built by the Corbet family.
M (Charter) Wed; mercatum, gr 10 Apr 1200, by K John to Robert Corbet (RCh, p. 44b).
F (Charter) vfm, Trans of Thomas the Martyr (7 Jul); gr 27 Feb 1248, by K Hen III to Thomas Corbet (CChR, 1226–57, p. 330). To be held at the manor.

CHESWARDINE 3719 3299. 1334 Subsidy 36.
M (Charter) Mon; gr 24 Jul 1304, by K Edw I to Roger le Strange (CChR, 1300–26, p. 43). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Trans of Swithun (15 Jul); gr 24 Jul 1304, by K Edw I to Roger le Strange (CChR, 1300–26, p. 43). To be held at the manor.

CHETWYND 3735 3213. 1334 Subsidy 106.75.
M (Charter) Tues; gr 17 Jul 1318, by K Edw II to John Chetewynd (CChR, 1300–26, p. 389). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, All Saints (1 Nov); gr 17 Jul 1318, by K Edw II to John Chetewynd (CChR, 1300–26, p. 389). To be held at the manor.

CHURCH STRETTON 3452 2936. 1334 Subsidy 41.06. The manor was held by the Crown in 1102–1229 and 1245–67. In 1336, K Edw III granted it to Richard fitz Alan, earl of Arundel (VCH Shropshire, x, p. 89). Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471). See also VCH Shropshire, x, pp. 76, 89, 101–2.
M (Letter Close) Wed; mercatum, gr 26 Jun 1214, by K John. Mandate to the sh of Shropshire to proclaim the market (RLC, i, p. 207). It is not clear if this market was established (VCH Shropshire, x, p. 101).
M (Letter Close) Tues; mercatum, gr 19 Feb 1253, by K Hen III. To be held at the royal manor. Mandate to the sh of Shropshire to proclaim the market and cause it to be held (CR, 1251–3, p. 321). It is not clear if this market was established (VCH Shropshire, x, p. 101).
M (Charter) Thurs, gr 1 Jun 1337, by K Edw III to Richard, earl of Arundel. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1327–41, p. 421). It is not clear if this market was established. A Thurs market was granted in 1616, which continued into the twentieth century (VCH Shropshire, x, p. 101).
F (Letter Close) f, Assumption of Mary (15 Aug); feria gr 26 Jun 1214, by K John (RLC, i, p. 207).
F (Letter Close) vf+2, Invention of Holy Cross (3 May); feria gr 19 Feb 1253, by K Hen III. To be held at the royal manor. Mandate to the sh of Shropshire to proclaim the fair and cause it to be held (CR, 1251–3, p. 321). Fair was held in 1591, 1626–7 and continued in the eighteenth century. After 1752–3, the fair was held on 14 May; it continued into the twentieth century (VCH Shropshire, x, p. 101).
F (Charter) vfm, Exaltation of the Cross (14 Sept); gr 1 Jun 1337, by K Edw III to Richard, earl of Arundel. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1327–41, p. 421). Fair was held in 1591, 1626–7 and continued in the eighteenth century. After 1752–3, the fair was held on 25 Sept; it continued into the twentieth century (VCH Shropshire, x, p. 101).

CLEOBURY MORTIMER 3673 2758. Borough 1362 (BF, p. 151). 1334 Subsidy 45.06. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471).
M (Prescriptive: borough) No further information for the market.
F (Letter Close) vfm, Exaltation of Holy Cross (14 Sept); feria gr 23 Mar 1226, by K Hen III to Hugh de Mortimer. To be held at the manor until the king came of age (RLC, ii, p. 103). On 5 Jul 1226, K Hen III granted Hugh de Mortimer that the date of the fair would be changed from vfm Exaltation of the Cross to vfm Decollation of John the Baptist (29 Aug); to be held until the king came of age (RLC, ii, p. 126). On 24 Aug 1227, the sh of Shropshire was instructed that the king had granted Hugh Mortimer a fair on vfm Holy Cross in perpetuity, which the king had previously conceded to Hugh until he came of age. The sh was ordered to let Hugh have the fair (RLC, ii, p. 198b).

CLUN 3302 2808. Borough 1272 (BF, p. 151). Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471).
M (Prescriptive: borough) Sat; recorded 1272, when it produced 10 (VCH Shropshire, iv, p. 68). A market was held in 1301 (Griffiths, p. 220).
F (Charter) f+2, Martin (11 Nov); feria gr 8 Sept 1204, by K John to William son of Alan (RCh, p. 136b).
F (Charter) vf+2, Pancras (12 May); gr 26 Jan 1253, by K Hen III to John son of Alan (CChR, 1226–57, p. 418). To be held at the manor.
In 1241–2, the tolls of the market and the customs of the fair amounted to 36 17s. 8d. for the previous two years (PR, 26 Hen III, p. 8). In 1272, the profit of the May and Nov fairs was 6 (VCH Shropshire, iv, p. 70). A fair was recorded here in c.1300; the feast was not given (VCH Shropshire, iv, p. 69). In 1301, the toll of the market and fairs was estimated at 5 (Griffiths, p. 220).

CULMINGTON 3493 2821.
M (Charter) Tues; gr 16 Jul 1257, by K Hen III to John de Breuse (CChR, 1226–57, p. 471).
F (Charter) vfm, Michael (29 Sept); gr 16 Jul 1257, by K Hen III to John de Breuse (CChR, 1226–57, p. 471).

EATON 3499 2899. 1334 Subsidy 33.63. See also VCH Shropshire, x, p. 331.
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 19 Feb 1227, by K Hen III to St Milburg, P and M of Wenlock (CChR, 1226–57, p. 17). On 18 Feb 1227, the sh of Shropshire was ordered to cause the market to be held (RLC, ii, p. 173). The P of Wenlok was holding the market in 1292 (QW, p. 684). There is no later evidence for the market (VCH Shropshire, x, p. 331).

ELLESMERE 3400 3347. Borough 1216x37 (BF, p. 151). Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471).
M (Letter Close) Tues; mercatum, gr 2 Jul 1221, by K Hen III to Llewellyn Prince of Wales. To be held at the manor until the king came of age (RLC, i, p. 463b). No longer a common market by 1539x45 (Lee, 'John Leland's Itinerary', p. 24).
M (Letter Close) Thurs; mercatum, gr 28 Jun 1258, by K Hen III. To be held at the royal manor. Mandate to the sh of Shropshire to proclaim the market and cause it to be held (CR, 1256–9, p. 242).

HIGH ERCALL 3594 3173. 1334 Subsidy 30.
M (Charter) Mon; gr 12 May 1267, by K Hen III to John de Ercalewe. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 75). On 6 Apr 1347, K Edw III granted the market to William Careswell, kinsman and heir of the grantee, although John de Ercalewe ‘had not fully used the market’ (CPR, 1345–8, p. 278).
F (Charter) vfm, Nativity of Mary (8 Sept); gr 12 May 1267, by K Hen III to John de Ercalewe. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 75). On 6 Apr 1347, K Edw III granted the fair to William Careswell, kinsman and heir of the grantee, although John de Ercalewe ‘had not fully used the fair’ (CPR, 1345–8, p. 278).

HODNET 3612 3286. 1334 Subsidy 103.25.
M (Grant: other) gr 1227x72, mercatum, by K Hen III to William de Hodenet. In 1292, William de Hodenet was holding the market (QW, p. 678).

HOLDGATE 3565 2894. In the 1334 Lay Subsidy, Holdgate was assessed with Bouldon, Stanton Long, Clee St Margaret and Steventon at 67.25 (Glasscock, p. 255). See also VCH Shropshire, x, p. 142.
M (Grant: other) Thurs; mercatum, gr 1222, by K Hen III to Thomas Mauduit (C 60/18, m.10). To be held at Castle Holdgate until the king came of age. Thomas gave one palfrey.
M (Charter) Thurs; mercatum, gr 8 Nov 1253, by K Hen III to William Maudut of Warminster. To be held at the manor (Roles Gascons, 1242–54, no. 2186; CPR, 1247–58, p. 252). Market recorded in 1285. It may have fallen into disuse by 1291, when the Tues market was granted (VCH Shropshire, x, p. 142).
M (Charter) Tues, gr 5 Jun 1291, by K Edw I to Robert Burnel, bp of Bath and Wells. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 389). There is no later evidence for the market (VCH Shropshire, x, p. 142).
F (Charter) vfm, Holy Trinity (Easter dep); gr 5 Jun 1291, by K Edw I to Robert Burnel, bp of Bath and Wells. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 389). There is no later evidence for the fair (VCH Shropshire, x, p. 142).

KNOCKIN 3331 3222.
M (Charter) Tues; gr 26 Oct 1249, by K Hen III to John Lestrange. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1226–57, p. 345). On 1 July 1250, John fitz Alan alleged that his market at Oswestry, Shropshire (q.v.) was being damaged by that at Knockin (R.W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire (London, 1860), x, p. 369).
F (Charter) vfm, Decollation of John the Baptist (29 Aug); gr 26 Oct 1249, by K Hen III to John Lestrange. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1226–57, p. 345). On 1 July 1250, John fitz Alan alleged that his fair at Oswestry, Shropshire (q.v.) was being damaged by that at Knockin (R.W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire (London, 1860), x, p. 369).

LEEBOTWOOD 3471 2986. In the 1334 Lay Subsidy, Leebotwood, Wilderley and Smethercott were assessed together at 43.56 (Glasscock, p. 252).
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 27 Apr 1320, by K Edw II to A and C of Hagheman [Haughmond abbey] (CChR, 1300–26, p. 426). To be held at the manor.

LUDLOW 3512 2746. Borough 1300 (BF, p. 151). 1334 Subsidy 240. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471).
M (Prescriptive: borough) recorded 1292, mercatum, held by Johanna, late the wife of Peter de Genevill, Theobald de Verdun and Johanne, Beatrice and Matilda, daughters and heiresses of Peter de Genevill (QW, p. 678). The day of the market was not given. Johanna, late the wife of Peter de Genevill held part of the manor from Godfrey de Genevill and his wife Matilda with Theobald de Verdun, of the inheritance of Johanne, Beatrice and Matilda, daughters and heiresses of Peter de Genevill. Johanne, Beatrice and Matilda were under age.
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 7 Dec 1462, by K Edw IV to burgesses of Ludlow (CChR, 1427–1516, p. 156).
F (Prescriptive) feria recorded 1292, held by Johanna, late the wife of Peter de Genevill, Theobald de Verdun and Johanne, Beatrice and Matilda, daughters and heiresses of Peter de Genevill (QW, p. 678). The feast of the fair was not given. Johanna, late the wife of Peter de Genevill held part of the manor from Godfrey de Genevill and his wife Matilda with Theobald de Verdun, of the inheritance of Johanne, Beatrice and Matilda, daughters and heiresses of Peter de Genevill. Johanne, Beatrice and Matilda were under age.
F (Charter) vf+3, Katharine (25 Nov); gr 25 Nov 1328, by K Edw III to Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March and Joan his wife (CChR, 1327–41, p. 94). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Philip and James (1 May); gr 7 Dec 1462, by K Edw IV to burgesses of Ludlow (CChR, 1427–1516, p. 156).

LYDBURY NORTH 3353 2860. In the 1334 Lay Subsidy, Lydbury North and More were assessed jointly at 33.25 (Glasscock, p. 253).
M (Charter) Fri; gr 26 Apr 1249, by K Hen III to P bp of Hereford. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1226–57, p. 340). On 19 Oct 1249, the day of the market was changed to Tues (CChR, 1226–57, p. 345).
F (Charter) vfm, Decollation of John the Baptist (29 Aug); gr 26 Apr 1249, by K Hen III to P bp of Hereford (CChR, 1226–57, p. 340). To be held at the manor.

LYDHAM 3335 2910. Borough 10 Jul 1270 (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 146; BF, p. 152). In the 1334 Lay Subsidy, Lydham was assessed with Stow at 32.75 (Glasscock, p. 253).
M (Charter) Fri; gr 16 Apr 1267, by K Hen III to Adam de Mongomery (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 74). To be held at the manor.
M (Charter) Wed; gr 10 Jul 1270, by K Hen III to Adam de Monte Gomeri (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 147). To be held at the manor in the town.
F (Charter) vf+2, Philip and James (1 May); gr 16 Apr 1267, by K Hen III to Adam de Mongomery (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 74). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vf+2, Michael in Monte Tumba (16 Oct); gr 10 Jul 1270, by K Hen III to Adam de Monte Gomeri (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 147). To be held at the manor in the town.
F (Charter) vf+2, Ethelbert (20 May); gr 10 Jul 1270, by K Hen III to Adam de Monte Gomeri (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 147). To be held at the manor in the town.

MADELEY 3697 3041. Borough 1426 (BF, p. 152). In the 1334 Lay Subsidy, Madeley, Little Wenlock, Wenlock Walton and Atterley were assessed together at 60.44 (Glasscock, p. 254). See also VCH Shropshire, xi, p. 55.
M (Charter) Tues; gr 6 Jul 1269, by K Hen III to P and C of Wenlock. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 123). Market ceased to function in the seventeenth century (VCH Shropshire, xi, p. 55).
F (Charter) vfm, Matthew (21 Sept); gr 6 Jul 1269, by K Hen III to P and C of Wenlock (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 123). To be held at the manor.

MARKET DRAYTON 3676 3341. Borough 1292; late thirteenth century (BF, p. 152). 1334 Subsidy 40.16. On 12 Jan 1331, K Edw III inspected and confirmed to the A and C of Combermere an enlarged and probably spurious version of the 1245 charter, which included the Wed market and the fair on vfm Nativity of Mary (CChR, 1327–41, p. 203). Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471).
M (Charter) Wed; gr 8 Nov 1245, by K Hen III to brother Simon, A of Cumbermar and the M. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1226–57, p. 289). In 1292, the A of Cumbermere was holding a market by a charter of K Hen III (QW, p. 675).
F (Charter) vfm, Nativity of Mary (8 Sept); gr 8 Nov 1245, by K Hen III to brother Simon, A of Cumbermar and the M. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1226–57, p. 289). In 1292, the A of Cumbermere was holding a fair by a charter of K Hen III (QW, p. 675).

MUCH WENLOCK 3623 2999. Borough 1203 (BF, p. 154). 1334 Subsidy 37.69. Much Wenlock was a monastic centre from the seventh century, with a minster church and then a Cluniac priory in the eleventh century. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471). See also VCH Shropshire, x, pp. 428–9.
M (Prescriptive: borough) Sun; recorded 25 Sept 1224, mercatum (RLC, i, pp. 622, 647b). On 25 Sept 1224, the sh of Shropshire was ordered to change the day of the market from Sun to Mon.
M (Charter) Mon; gr 19 Feb 1227, by K Hen III to St Milburg, P and M of Wenlock (CChR, 1226–57, p. 17). On 18 Feb 1227, the sh of Shropshire was ordered to cause the market to be held (RLC, ii, p. 173). The P of Wenlok was holding the market in 1292 (QW, p. 684). On 29 Nov 1468, K Edw IV granted the men and residents of Wenlock a Mon market, to be held at the town (CChR, 1427–1516, p. 229). The market appears to have been small-scale by the 1550s (VCH Shropshire, x, p. 203, iv, p. 162n).
F (Charter) v+2, John the Baptist (24 Jun); feria gr late Aug or early Sept 1138, by K Steph to ch of St Milburg of Wenlock and the M (D.C. Cox, ‘Two Unpublished Charters of King Stephen for Wenlock Priory’, Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society, lxvi (1989), pp. 56–7). On 19 Feb 1227, K Hen III granted the fair to the P and M of Wenlock (CChR, 1226–57, p. 17). On 18 Feb 1227, the sh of Shropshire was ordered to cause the fair to be held (RLC, ii, p. 173). The P of Wenlok was holding the fair in 1292 (QW, p. 684). On 29 Nov 1468, K Edw IV granted the men and residents of Wenlock a fair on vfm Nativity of John, to be held at the town (CChR, 1427–1516, pp. 229–30). The Jun fair continued in the eighteenth century (VCH Shropshire, x, pp. 203–4).

NEWPORT 3745 3192. Borough 1100x35 (BF, p. 152). 1334 Subsidy 176.25. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471).
M (Prescriptive: borough) recorded 1283. Toll of the market produced 10s. (VCH Shropshire, iv, p. 68). In 1292, Nicholas de Aldeleye claimed a market, the day of which was not given. He stated that K Hen III had granted him the manor and that when the manor had been in the king’s hands, a market was held there. The king’s attorney did not accept this defence and the case was adjourned (QW, p. 678).
F (Prescriptive) feria recorded 1292, held by Nicholas de Aldeleye, who claimed a fair, the feast of which was not given. He stated that K Hen III had granted him the manor and that when the manor had been in the king’s hands, a fair was held there. The king’s attorney did not accept this defence and the case was adjourned (QW, p. 678).

OSWESTRY 3293 3295. Borough 1190x1200 (BF, p. 152). Also known as Blancmuster and Alba Monasterium in the medieval period (M. Gelling and H.D.G. Foxall, The Place Names of Shropshire, English Place-Name Society (Nottingham, 1990) p. 229). The minster church was important long before the Norman Conquest. Along with a holy well, it was dedicated to St Oswald of Northumbria, who was probably slain here in 642. The place was probably a significant centre of resort from the seventh or eighth century onwards. The borough charter was granted 1190x1200 by William fitz William fitz Alan; it may date from 1189 (A. Ballard ed., British Borough Charters, 1042–1216 (Cambridge, 1913), p. 81; Griffiths, p. 223). In the fifteenth century, as a distributive market for Welsh products, it was characterised as the ‘London of Wales’. John fitz Alan III died in Mar 1272. His heir, Richard fitz Alan, was a minor in the king’s hands until c.1292 (R.W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire (London , 1860), x, pp. 329, 332). Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471). Fair 1587, 1 May; 30 Nov (Harrison, pp. 393, 397). See also Griffiths, pp. 219–42.
M (Prescriptive: borough) recorded 1190x1200, mercatum, held by William fitz William fitz Alan, who received into his protection his burgesses of Blancmoster, namely those who received messuages from his bailiff for the improvement of his market (ad emendationem mercati mei) (A. Ballard ed., British Borough Charters, 1042–1216 (Cambridge, 1913), p. 81). On 4 Nov 1228, the sh of Shropshire was ordered to prohibit the Thurs market held by John fitz Alan, as it was detrimental to the markets at Shrewsbury, Shropshire and Montgomery, Wales (q.v.) (CR, 1227–31, p. 121). The day of the Oswestry market was changed to Mon on [28 Dec?] 1228. The sh of Shropshire was ordered to proclaim and establish the market (CR, 1227–31, p. 139). On 1 July 1250, John fitz Alan alleged that his market was being damaged by that at Knockin, Shropshire (q.v.) (R.W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire (London, 1860), x, p. 369). In 1263, a borough charter granting mercantile privileges records the punishment for individuals who made purchases before goods came into the town market, where they were accustomed to be bought and sold (A. Ballard and J. Tait eds, British Borough Charters, 1216–1307 (Cambridge, 1923) pp. 296–7). Market worth 20 per annum in 1271 (Beresford, p. 482). Market recorded in 1407 (Griffiths, p. 229).
F (Letter Close) vf+2, Andrew (30 Nov); feria gr 22 Sept 1228, by K Hen III to John fitz Alan. To be held at Alba Monasterium. The sh of Shropshire was ordered to proclaim and establish the fair (CR, 1227–31, p. 82). The fair was prohibited on 4 Nov 1228, as it was damaging to the fair at Montgomery, Wales (q.v.) (CR, 1227–31, p. 121). On 1 July 1250, John fitz Alan alleged that his fair was being damaged by that at Knockin, Shropshire (q.v.) (R.W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire (London, 1860), x, p. 369). On 26 Jan 1253, K Hen III granted John son of Alan a fair on vf+2 Andrew by charter, to be held at the manor of Oswestry in Wales (CChR, 1226–57, p. 418). Fair of Andrew mentioned in 1277, when it was interrupted by the Welsh war (CCR, 1272–9, p. 434).
F (Charter) vf+2, Philip and James (1 May); gr 21 Feb 1330, by K Edw III to Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March (CChR, 1327–41, p. 161).
In 1362–3, stallage paid at the Nov and May fairs brought in 1 13s. (Griffiths, p. 228).

OVERTON 3665 2868. Near Stottesdon, Shropshire (q.v.). In the 1334 Lay Subsidy, Overton was assessed with four other places at £57.75 (Glasscock, p. 344).
F (Letter Close) vf+2, Matthew the Apostle (21 Sept); feria gr 26 Oct 1230, by K Hen III to Ralph de Mortimer. To be held at the manor of Ovicteton. Mandate to the sh of Shropshire to make the fair known and cause it to be held (CR, 1227–31, p. 444).

PREES 3557 3334. 1334 Subsidy 35. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471).
M (Charter) Tues; gr 2 Jun 1259, by K Hen III to Roger, bp of Coventry and Lichfield, the king’s cousin (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 19). To be held at the manor.
M (Charter) Wed; gr 28 Jan 1307, by K Edw I to Walter de Langeton, bp of Coventry and Lichfield (CChR, 1300–26, p. 78). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Chad the bp (2 Mar); gr 2 Jun 1259, by K Hen III to Roger, bp of Coventry and Lichfield, the king’s cousin (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 19). To be held at the manor.

PULVERBATCH 3423 3022. See also VCH Shropshire, viii, p. 137.
M (Charter) Mon; mercatum, gr 20 Feb 1254, by K Hen III to Philip Marmiun. To be held at the manor (Roles Gascons, 1242–54, no. 2407; CPR, 1247–58, p. 274). Market continued until the early twentieth century (VCH Shropshire, viii, p. 137).
F (Charter) vfm, Edith the Virgin (16 Sept); feria gr 20 Feb 1254, by K Hen III to Philip Marmiun. To be held at the manor (Roles Gascons, 1242–54, no. 2407; CPR, 1247–58, p. 274). The date of the fair was changed before 1851 (VCH Shropshire, viii, p. 137).

QUATFORD 3739 2911. Borough 1086, when it was recorded in Domesday Book. In 1101, the borough was moved to Bridgnorth, Shropshire (q.v.), the bounds of which included Quatford (BF, p. 153; Darby, p. 366).
M (Prescriptive: borough) No further information for the market.

RUSHBURY 3514 2919. 1334 Subsidy 25.13. See also VCH Shropshire, x, p. 68.
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 9 May 1283, by K Edw I to Hugh Burnel. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 266). In 1292, Philip Burnel was claiming the market (QW, p. 685). VCH provides no further evidence for the market (VCH Shropshire, x, p. 68).
F (Charter) vfm, Margaret the Virgin (20 Jul); gr 9 May 1283, by K Edw I to Hugh Burnel. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 266). In 1292, Philip Burnel was claiming the fair (QW, p. 685). VCH provides no further evidence for the fair (VCH Shropshire, x, p. 68).

RUYTON-XI-TOWNS 3395 3221. Borough 1308 (BF, p. 153).
M (Charter) Wed; gr 25 Aug 1311, by K Edw II to Edmund, earl of Arundel (CChR, 1300–26, p. 183). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vf+3, Nativity of John the Baptist (24 Jun); gr 25 Aug 1311, by K Edw II to Edmund, earl of Arundel (CChR, 1300–26, p. 183). To be held at the manor.

SHELVE 3336 2990. 1334 Subsidy 15.
M (Charter) Fri; gr 28 Mar 1261, by K Hen III to Thomas Corbet (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 35). Peter Corbet was holding the market in 1292 (QW, p. 677).
F (Charter) vfm, Invention of the Cross (3 May); gr 28 Mar 1261, by K Hen III to Thomas Corbet (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 35). Peter Corbet was holding the fair in 1292 (QW, p. 677).

SHIFNAL 3748 3077. Borough 1402 (BF, p. 153; BF, supplement, p. 63). 1334 Subsidy 157.31. It is probable that the manor passed from Walter de Dunstanvill to Bartholomew de Baddlesmere and later to John, earl of Shrewsbury.
M (Charter) Mon; gr 7 Sept 1245, by K Hen III to Walter de Dunstanvill (CChR, 1226–57, p. 287). To be held at the manor.
M (Charter) Mon and Fri; gr 12 Aug 1315, by K Edw II to Bartholomew de Baddlesmere (CChR, 1300–26, p. 283). To be held at the manor.
M (Charter) Tues, gr 18 Mar 1473, by K Edw IV to John, earl of Shrewsbury (CChR, 1427–1516, p. 214).
F (Charter) vf, Matthew the Apostle (21 Sept); gr 7 Sept 1245, by K Hen III to Walter de Dunstanvill (CChR, 1226–57, p. 287). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Holy Trinity (Easter dep); gr 12 Aug 1315, by K Edw II to Bartholomew de Baddlesmere (CChR, 1300–26, p. 283). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Matthew the Apostle (21 Sept); gr 12 Aug 1315, by K Edw II to Bartholomew de Baddlesmere (CChR, 1300–26, p. 283). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) 1+f+1, James the Apostle (25 Jul); gr 18 Mar 1473, by K Edw IV to John, earl of Shrewsbury (CChR, 1427–1516, p. 241).
F (Charter) 1+f+1, Martin in the winter (11 Nov); gr 18 Mar 1473, by K Edw IV to John, earl of Shrewsbury (CChR, 1427–1516, p. 241).

SHREWSBURY 3492 3125. Borough 901 (BF, p. 153; Darby, p. 366). Mint before 924–1154, possibly not during reigns of K Edmund and K Edgar. 1334 Subsidy 800. A civitas and centre of power in 901 and probably long established in that role and as an ecclesiastical centre. Capital of a shire in 1006. Borough in Domesday Book (P.H. Sawyer, Anglo- Saxon Charters: an annotated list and bibliography, Royal Historical Society (London, 1968) no. 221; BF, p. 153; Darby, p. 366). The Benedictine abbey of Shrewsbury was founded at the ch of St Peter in the town in 1083x86. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471). Fair 1587, 23 Jun, 21 Sept (Harrison, pp. 394, 396).
M (Prescriptive: borough, mint) recorded 18 Mar 1204, mercatum (RCh, p. 122b). In 1228, the market was alleged to have been damaged by the market at Oswestry, Shropshire (q.v.) (CR, 1227–31, p. 121). On 24 Feb 1261, the sh of Shropshire was ordered to move the market from the cemetery of SS Alkmund and Julian to the road called ‘Gunpestolstrete’ (CR, 1259–61, p. 351). Market noted on 5 Mar 1265 (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 53). The early market place was probably an area between the churchyards of St Alkmund’s, St Julian’s and St Mary’s (VCH Shropshire, iv, p. 67).
F (Charter) Peter in Aug (1 Aug); gr 1087x Jul 1094, by K Will II to M of Shrewsbury. It is not certain who granted the 1 Aug fair to the M of Shrewsbury. The charter of K Wil II could be a twelfth century forgery. The M also claimed that Earl Roger of Montgomery, who had founded the abbey in 1083, had granted them the right to hold the fair. K Wil II’s successor, K Hen I, granted or confirmed a three day fair to the M of Shrewsbury; it is possible that this was the original grant. The fair was granted or confirmed by K Steph on 18 Dec 1138x Jun 1139. The fair was confirmed by K Hen II in Jul 1155 (U. Rees ed., The Cartulary of Shrewsbury Abbey (Aberystwyth, 1975), i, pp. 29–31, nos. 34, 36, ii, pp. 254–5). The fair was recorded on 3 Feb 1222 (RLC, i, p. 487). On 20 Jun 1227, K Hen III granted the ch of SS Peter and Paul, Shrewsbury, the A and the M a fair on f+2 Peter ad Vincula (1 Aug) (CChR, 1226–57, p. 45). On 25 Jun 1227, K Hen III granted the ch of SS Peter and Paul, Shrewsbury, the A and the M that the 3 day fair from f Peter ad Vincula could be extended so that it began when the bell was rung for vespers on v Peter ad Vincula (U. Rees ed., The Cartulary of Shrewsbury Abbey (Aberystwyth, 1975), i, no. 54). In c.1227–38, the abbey and the provosts and burgesses of Shrewsbury made an agreement allowing access through the town for those visiting the fair from the ninth hour on the vigil of Peter ad Vincula and throughout the feast day. Toll was to be paid to the burgesses on goods bought inside the town and to the A of Shrewsbury on goods bought outside the town (U. Rees ed., The Cartulary of Shrewsbury Abbey (Aberystwyth, 1975), ii, no. 386). In 1292, the A of Shrewsbury claimed a fair at the manor of Abbey Foregate (Forieta Monachorum, also known as Monks Foregate) from time out of mind by right of the ch of SS Peter and Paul of Shrewsbury (QW, p. 82). In Apr 1296, it was stated that the burgesses of Shrewsbury freed the A and C of Shrewsbury from 2s. of the 40s. which the latter paid for the vigil of their fair on Peter ad Vincula, leaving only 38s. to be paid every year (U. Rees ed., The Cartulary of Shrewsbury Abbey (Aberystwyth, 1975), ii, no. 277). In Sept 1298, the burgesses and community of Shrewsbury and the A and C of Shrewsbury made an agreement relating to the right of the latter to hold the fair, which began on the v of Peter ad Vincula and lasted for the following three days. The burgesses conceded that during the three days no shops would be open and nothing would be sold in the town or suburbs of Shrewsbury, except wine and ale. The servants of the A and C of Shrewsbury were to supervise the fair and to take all the profits. The burgesses were not to levy murage or pavage on goods coming to or going from the fair, but were to distrain the A and C for 38s. owed to them for holding the fair on the vigil of the feast (U. Rees ed., The Cartulary of Shrewsbury Abbey (Aberystwyth, 1975), ii, no. 276). In 1402–3, the Lammas fair (i.e. that on 1 Aug) was recorded in a royal enquiry, which found that the profits had been sold by the A of Shrewsbury (U. Rees ed., The Cartulary of Shrewsbury Abbey (Aberystwyth, 1975), ii, pp. 435–6).
F (Charter) 1 Jun+2, gr 24 Feb 1205, by K John to burgesses of Shrewsbury (RCh, p. 142b).
F (Charter) vfm, Clement (23 Nov); gr 20 Sept 1267, by K Hen III to men of Shrewsbury (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 80). On 5 Jun 1309, K Edw II granted the good men of Shrewsbury a fair on vfm James (25 Jul) in lieu (CChR, 1300–26, p. 127). On 3 Mar 1327, K Edw III granted the men of Shrewsbury a fair on vf+2 Matthew (21 Sept) in lieu (CChR, 1327–41, p. 6).
VCH states that by 1256 the abbey of Shrewbury had a second annual fair on 20–3 Sept; the implication is that this was at Shrewsbury (VCH Shropshire, iv, p. 69). However, the reference makes it clear that the Sept fair was at Betton, Shropshire (q.v.) (U. Rees ed., The Cartulary of Shrewsbury Abbey (Aberystwyth, 1975), i, no. 52).

STANWAY 3530 2914. See also VCH Shropshire, x, p. 68.
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 18 May 1271, by K Hen III to Hugh de Beaumes. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 166). There is no evidence that the market was ever held (VCH Shropshire, x, p. 68).
F (Charter) vf, Denis (9 Oct); gr 18 May 1271, by K Hen III to Hugh de Beaumes. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 166). There is no evidence that the fair was ever held (VCH Shropshire, x, p. 68).

STOTTESDON 3672 2829. 1334 Subsidy 43.72. A borough from 1619 (BF, p. 153).
M (Charter) Tues; gr 20 Feb 1244, by K Hen III to John de Plessetis (CChR, 1226–57, p. 277).
F (Charter) vfm, Assumption (15 Aug); gr 20 Feb 1244, by K Hen III to John de Plessetis (CChR, 1226–57, p. 277).

TONG 3795 3074. 1334 Subsidy 69.87. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471).
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 26 Dec 1271, by K Hen III to Henry son of Henry de Pembrig and Orabilia his wife and their heirs (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 178). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Bartholomew (24 Aug); gr 26 Dec 1271, by K Hen III to Henry son of Henry de Pembrig and Orabilia his wife and their heirs (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 178). To be held at the manor.

WATTLESBOROUGH 3357 3117. 1334 Subsidy 28.28. See also VCH Shropshire, viii, p. 211.
M (Charter) Tues; gr 25 Oct 1272, by K Hen III to Robert Corbet of Watlesburg. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 184). There is no further evidence for a market (VCH Shropshire, viii, p. 211).
F (Charter) vfm, James (25 Jul); gr 25 Oct 1272, by K Hen III to Robert Corbet of Watlesburg. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 184). Fair continued until 1857 in a field called Market piece (VCH Shropshire, viii, p. 211).

WELLINGTON 3651 3118. 1334 Subsidy 41.75. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471). See also VCH Shropshire, xi, pp. 226–7.
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 29 Feb 1244, by K Hen III to Giles de Erdington. To be held at the manor. Mandate in pursuance to the sh of Shropshire (CChR, 1226–57, p. 277). On 1 Jun 1283, K Edw I granted a Thurs market to Hugh Burnel, to be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 267). The manor had passed from the Erdingtons to the Burnels. The early market place was probably an area immediately north of the churchyard (VCH Shropshire, ix, p. 67, xi, p. 215). On 23 Sept 1514, K Hen VIII granted the manor with the Thurs market to Sir Christopher Gurneys and his wife Joan. The manor was lately held by Henry Lovel, lord Morley, deceased and was in the king’s hands by reason of the attainder of Francis, lord Lovel (L and P Henry VIII, i (2), p. 1400).
F (Charter) vfm, Barnabas the Apostle (11 Jun); gr 29 Feb 1244, by K Hen III to Giles de Erdington. To be held at the manor. Mandate in pursuance to the sh of Shropshire (CChR, 1226–57, p. 277). On 1 Jun 1283, K Edw I granted a fair on vfm Barnabas to Hugh Burnel, to be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 267). The manor had passed from the Erdingtons to the Burnels (VCH Shropshire, xi, p. 215). On 23 Sept 1514, K Hen VIII granted the manor with the fair on vfm Barnabas to Sir Christopher Gurneys and his wife Joan. The manor was lately held by Henry Lovel, lord Morley, deceased and was in the king’s hands by reason of the attainder of Francis, lord Lovel (L and P Henry VIII, i (2), p. 1400). The fair appears to have continued into the late eighteenth century (VCH Shropshire, xi, p. 227).
F (Charter) vfm, Decollation of John (29 Aug); gr 1 Jun 1283, by K Edw I to Hugh Burnel (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 267). To be held at the manor.
F (Letter Patent) f, Leonard (6 Nov); gr 23 Sept 1514, by K Hen VIII to Sir Christopher Garneys and Joan his wife. The manor was lately held by Henry Lovel, lord Morley, deceased and was in the king’s hands by reason of the attainder of Francis, lord Lovel (L and P Henry VIII, i (2), p. 1400). The fair appears to have continued into the late eighteenth century (VCH Shropshire, xi, p. 227).

WHEATHILL 3621 2821.
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 22 Sept 1300, by K Edw I to Walter Haket (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 489). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vf, Holy Trinity (Easter dep); gr 22 Sept 1300, by K Edw I to Walter Haket (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 489). To be held at the manor.

WHITCHURCH 3541 3414. 1334 Subsidy 133.50. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 471). Fair 1587, 23 Oct (Harrison, p. 396).
F (Charter) vfm, Simon and Jude the Apostles (28 Oct); gr 3 Nov 1362, by K Edw III to John son of John Lestraunge of Whitchurche (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 174).

WHITTINGTON 3326 3312.
M(Grant: other) Wed; mercatum, gr 23 Nov 1219, by K Hen III to Fulk fitz Warin (C 60/12 m. 9).
F(Grant: other) vf, Luke the evangelist (18 Oct); feria, gr 23 Nov 1219, by K Hen III to Fulk fitz Warin (C 60/12 m. 9).

WISTANSTOW 3433 2858.
M (Charter) Wed; gr 16 Oct 1306, by K Edw I to John de Sibeton (CChR, 1300–26, p. 70). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) f+2, octave of the Trinity (Easter dep); gr 16 Oct 1306, by K Edw I to John de Sibeton (CChR, 1300–26, p. 70). To be held at the manor.

WORTHEN 3329 3047. 1334 Subsidy 46.56.
M (Charter) Wed; gr 11 Jul 1270, by K Hen III to Thomas Corbet. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 147). Peter Corbet was holding the market in 1292 (QW, p. 677).
F (Charter) vfm, Peter and Paul (29 Jun); gr 11 Jul 1270, by K Hen III to Thomas Corbet. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 147). Peter Corbet was holding the fair in 1292 (QW, p. 677).
F (Charter) vfm, Exaltation of the Holy Cross (14 Sept); gr 11 Jul 1270, by K Hen III to Thomas Corbet. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 147). Peter Corbet was holding the fair in 1292 (QW, p. 677).

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