Bucher Row, Salisbury

Bucher Row, Salisbury

Two rows in the Market Square are called Butcher Row and Ox row. Butcher Row is first mentioned in the early 14th century. By 1455 it was mostly shops but it did contain the residence of John Chippenham, first warden of the Butchers' Guild. City butchers occupied permanent sites on the Row. Out-of-town butchers set up stalls on Ox Row.

The open space behind Butchers Row was the place in the early 15th century for butchers to kill their beasts (no refrigeration in those days). Today the row is a pedestrianized area (no killing ground). The shops are individually owned, small businesses.

There is Hawkins Bazaar, a toy shop (no live or dead animals), Fat Face offers many alternative clothing styles for men and women. A shop called tReds sells trendy footwear. Mobile phones are represented by Phones 4U and Goldsmiths has jewelry (of course!). Tired already? Take a break at Costa Coffee, Stobys or Reeve the Baker. They can help.

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Sight Name: Bucher Row
Sight Location: Salisbury, England (See walking tours in Salisbury)
Sight Type: Shopping
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