Mount's Bay was a major trading area with five ports in the 14th century.
The coal trade was at the centre of Sunderland's 17th-c. prosperity, and continued to thrive through the 18th century.
Hendon, located on the coast, immediately to the south of the borough, was already in use as a port by the later 14th century, although other refer
River fisheries formed part of the bishop’s rights, or were attached to the former monastic lands, and, as with other properties of the bishop, wer
Few local court records survive for Sunderland in the medieval and early modern periods.
Image: an 'improved' Kennet or Thames and Severn canal-type barge at Henley bridge (engraving c.1834)
Salisbury had markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays between 1361 and 1960; there was no market on the other four to encourage trade in Old Sarum and Wi
A market has occured in Marlborough throughout its history as was vital to trading in the town.
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.
Thursday market was granted in 1219 & 1252 to the lord of Amesbury manor, Saturday market in 1317 to Amesbury priory, Wednesday market in 1614