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Newark Market Place, looking west, 1940s

Dominating the square is the Palladian Town Hall designed by John Carr of York. The first stone was laid for this fine Georgian building in 1773, but the building had been in use for some time before it was possible to acquire the land to build the wing to the left. The Palladian style of the building is similar to many other buildings designed by Carr. He was a designer with a fashionable reputat…