8 Market Place – Kures Barbers

Was this a barber's shop in the 1900s?
The place for a close shave

In the past, barbers were also dentists and minor surgeons. They were known as barber-surgeons.

Brief History

8 Market Place was built in the early 19th century and is Grade II listed.

Current Condition

The three-storey building is painted coursed square ashlar stone with a sash window on the first and second floor. It is an attractive building in reasonable condition and the new tenant has tried to make the best of the 20th-century aluminium shopfront, recently refinishing it in gold paint. The internal ceiling has been lowered.

Suggested Works

Explore history of earlier shop front but if no evidence is found, reinstate a late 19th-century shop front to match the age of the building. Remove paint from stonework.

Current Tenant/Owner

Kures Barbers

8 Market Place

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