View Of Old Smithfield Market, June 1855.
Lithograph, image 285 x 440mm. 11¼ x 17¼". Trimmed and laid on board with excised title below.
View of old Smithfield Market, with pigs and sheep in pens and figures, cattle and horses. The present Smithfield meat market on Charterhouse Street was established by an Act of Parliament: the 1860 Metropolitan Meat and Poultry Market Act. It is a large market with permanent buildings, designed by City architect Sir Horace Jones, who was also responsible for Billingsgate and Leadenhall Markets. Meat has been traded at Smithfield Market for over 800 years, making it one of the oldest markets in London. A livestock market occupied the site as early as the 10th century. For hand coloured impression see Ref: 33906
See Guildhall Library Record: 6893 for a coloured impression.
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