We start today's mini-trip of Devizes in and around the Market Square. The building now occupied by Santander has some lovely carvings and reminds me very much of Wedgewood Pottery.
The male depicted in the left carving is Roger, Bishop of Salisbury, and the female on the right is Matilda, both of whom are mentioned here. This building is quite close to the castle, but search as I might I cant find out any more information about the history of this particular building. Are there locals reading this who can expand, please?
This is the Corn Exchange, which you can read about here
and lastly the market itself, held every Thursday, when the town is really busy with people coming in from miles and miles around.
Come back soon for another mini-trip