The Basingstoke Triumphal Gateway
Thursday market was granted in 1219 & 1252 to the lord of Amesbury manor, Saturday market in 1317 to Amesbury priory, Wednesday market in 1614
The town was held by Brictric, a Saxon in 1086 after his father had held it at the conquest of William the conqueror in 1066.
First cathedral was built between 1075 & 1092 by the Bishop Osmond a larger building was on the site circa 1120.
Marlborough common exists at the heart of the settlement.
A market has occured in Marlborough throughout its history as was vital to trading in the town.