Replica early medieval pots.

The Market Place

Walk to the Eye Town Market Place, listen for the hustle and bustle of market life in Norman times…

William Malet founded a market just outside his castle, so that he could charge rent from the traders and burgesses attracted to the new town.

The Saturday market at Eye was so successful that it affected the existing market of the Abbot of Hoxne.

He was not happy as he had to move his market day (Saturday was the best day for shopping, just like today)

Follow the route below to get to the next point on Church Street.