Explore Bradford: Silver Street

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Silver Street runs from the northern end of the Town Bridge towards Holt and Melksham, to the northeast.

The first stretch of the road, from the bridge to Coppice Hill was known as Bridgefoot.

The junction with Market Street is still known as Knee’s Corner, after the hardware store which once stood there. The next junction, that with The Shambles and Coppice Hill, was Old Market Place, where the old Market Hall stood until the 1820s. A very narrow point further up the hill, difficult for increasing traffic and larger carts, was widened in the early 1880s, resulting in some new building.

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