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    Kirkby Stephen

    A vibrant community with a self sufficient identity.

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    Kirkby Stephen

    Cobbled yards, quaint corners and interesting shops.

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    Kirkby Stephen

    A traditional market town of historic buildings.

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    Kirkby Stephen

    An ideal stop off point for any journey.

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    Kirkby Stephen

    Breathtaking views in every direction.

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    Kirkby Stephen

    The River Eden, carving its way through Kirkby Stephen, on route to the Solway Firth.

Kirkby Stephen Market

The Market is held in the Market Square with additional pitches available in Market Street.  Trading hours are from 0700 - 1800 every Monday, including Bank Holiday Mondays.  The Market is managed by Kirkby Stephen Town Council.  Pitch fees are currently £6.50 per day, and stallholders are required to have public liability insurance.  New stallholders are always welcome.

Click here to download the Rules of the Market (trading conditions, insurance, pitch fees etc).

Click here to download a Stallholder Registration Form.  

If you have any queries about the Market, please contact:
Kellie Bradburn-Sims, Market Manager
Kirkby Stephen Local Links
Vicarage Lane
Kirkby Stephen
Cumbria
CA17 4QX
Tel 017683 71775
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History
Kirkby Stephen was first granted a market charter in 1353:
'The grant of a market charter to Kirkby Stephen in 1353 was a significant step in the development of the small agricultural hamlet into a market centre of traders and craftsmen as well as farmers.  This grant was made during a period of severe economic upheaval when death, devastation and disease disrupted life in the area.  Yet despite all these hazards, and despite a rival market less than five miles away, Kirkby's market survived, unlike some others in North Western England.' (from 'Fourteenth Century Kirkby Stephen - A New Market Centre for the Upper Eden Valley' by Margaret Gowling). 

Read more about the history of Kirkby Stephen's market, including the reaffirmation of the market charter in 1605, when market day was changed from Friday to Monday, and the town's twenty first century celebrations of its market charters, at http://www.kirkby-stephen.com/charter-fair/index.php.