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Restoring Chipping Campden Market Hall

Market Hall at Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
Market Hall at Chipping Campden | © National Trust Images/D M Nicholson

When a corner of the Market Hall in Chipping Campden was accidentally damaged in 2017 by a passing vehicle, we took the opportunity to carry out a raft of additional work and maintenance that was required to keep the hall in prime condition. Find out what was involved and how the funds were raised for this important project in Gloucestershire.

Chipping Campden Market Hall

Built in 1627 by the town's benefactor, the Market Hall in Chipping Campden was used by the town’s people to trade goods within.

In the 1940s a group of local people heroically raised the money to purchase the hall and generously gave it to the National Trust to care for the building’s future.

Important restoration work

Repair work was carried out on the corner of the Market Hall, which was accidentally damaged in 2017 by a passing vehicle.

All costs associated with these repairs were covered by the driver's insurance, with the National Trust covering the £1,000 claim excess. This saw the impacted corner repaired with new pieces of stone.

We were keen to take advantage of the opportunity of having skilled local craftsmen on site, whilst there was road protection in place, to also complete essential maintenance and restoration works to keep the Market Hall in good condition.

This work, not associated with the damage, included stone repairs to eroded areas, timber restoration and attention to the roof which had deteriorated in places.

The total cost for the additional work was just over £18,000, which the National Trust helped raise by publicising the planned project and procuring donations.

Completed project update

The work on the Market Hall has now been completed.

Thank you to all of those who generously donated to the appeal and enabled us to carry out the important repairs.

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