The Market Hall
In much the same way that Big Ben is an icon of London, or Arlington Row is an icon of Bibury, the Market Hall is the icon of Tetbury. Located in the centre of town at the confluence of several streets, the 3 story Market Hall is an attractively restored pillared building which dates to 1655. Over the years it has seen service as a market place, fire station, and gaol. The cupola on top was added to mark Queen Victoria's Jubilee, but apart from that the Market Hall is much as it would have been over 350 years ago, and it is still the site of regular events.
Across the road from the Market Hall is the Snooty Fox, now a luxury hotel, but originally an Elizabethan inn. There are several other good examples of historic buildings in the town, and the local historical society has signposted many of these with plaques giving the origins and uses of the building. One of these is Porch House, on Long Street, a 15th century Grade I listed building with a tall porch added in the 16th century. At the west end of Long Street is the Tetbury Police Museum, a Victorian building that once housed the magistrates court and police station. This is now a museum dedicated to the Gloucestershire Constabulary and the history of policing in general.