Great Torrington Pannier Market was built in 1842 but the building gradually deteriorated and in 1948 the complete roof was removed. October 1999 saw the whole building being refurbished and redeveloped.
This refurbishment was part of the Genesis Project, co-ordinated by the great Torrington and District Community Development Trust which now manages the whole building and was funded by:
- Torridge District Council
- Rural Development Commission
- English Partnerships
- Manifold Trust
- European Rural Development Fund
Pannier Market itself from 07:00 to 19:00. Shops and cafe generally open from 10:00 until 16:00
The Pannier Market itself is open 7 days a week from 07:00 to 19:00.
There are 12 retail units/craft workshops and a cafe which are open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm and Market Hall contains the weekly General Market stalls on Thursdays and Saturdays. With a bric-a-brac and collectables Market on Fridays.
Market Hall can be hired for events on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please contact Genesis 01805 626110.