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|<strong>April 2009</strong>: [http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/4227022.Oxford_s_Covered_Market_to_test_out_Sunday_opening/ Three-month trial of Sunday opening]
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hours_text='8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Saturday (trial opening Sundays)'
hours_text='8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Saturday'
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opening_hours_text='8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Saturday (trial opening Sundays)'
opening_hours_text='8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Saturday'
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|website='http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/shops/market/' website='http://www.oxford-covered-market.co.uk/'||website='http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/shops/market/' website='http://www.oxford-covered-market.co.uk/'|
The covered market covers the area between Cornmarket and Turl Street, and Market Street and High Street. The current layout of the market dates from the 18th Century although a market has existed in Oxford since at least the 12th Century. The covered market was created due to a desire to move stalls off the busy streets and into one central area.
It may seem unbelievable that this area once contained over a hundred stalls but originally the shops were much smaller with tiny fronts. Only a few shops remain in the market at the original size.
There are now around 60 shops in the market. There is a mix of food shops (Butchers, Grocers, Delicatessens etc), places to eat (Cafes, Sandwich shops etc), and shops (Clothing, Shoes, Florists, Gifts etc).
A full list of the shops in the market: View all pages in Locale Covered Market
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