Cambridge News by Lucy Ross-Millar
The future of Royston’s historic Market Place which has operated since the 12th century could be under threat.
Since the time of Richard I, the right to hold a market in the town centre has been enshrined in an unbroken Charter from the King himself, dating back to 1189.
But the Market Place has now been put up for public sale for the first time in “living memory” for a minimum price of £275,000.
Royston Town Council renegotiated a new 10 year lease with the current owners after taking over full responsibility for the site from North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) in August, so the market is protected for the next decade.
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