Market Street was originally called Dungeon Street as there was a prison lock-up there. It was re-named in the 1820s when the market was re-located here from St Michael's Square.
See Google Street View of this location (or as near as the Google car could get).
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My World visitors may like to read yesterday's post about a piece of Ashton's history that has been saved for the local people.