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Market, free entry




Markets Officer

01543 309853


WS13 6LG


The historic Market Square has been the home for Lichfield markets since King Stephen granted the first markets charter in 1153.

The Market Square has also been central to many scenes in Lichfield's history. In the 1550's, during the reign of 'bloody' Queen Mary, Thomas Hayward, John Goreway and Joyce Lewis were burnt at the stake on the Square. Then in 1612 Edward Wightman was convicted of heresy and burnt at the stake on the Square - the last person so to die in England.

In 1651 George Fox, the Quaker, famously stood barefoot on the Market Square and denounced the city. "Woe to the Bloody City of Lichfield".

The Market Square is overlooked by the house where Dr Johnson was born in 1709. Dr Johnson was the writer of the first authoritative English Dictionary and his house is now a public museum.

The Square contains statues of Samuel Johnson and also of his biographer, James Boswell.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking allowed

Credit cards accepted by a number of stall holders.

Opening details

Closed Shrove Tuesday and Spring Bank Holiday Tuesday


Free entry



See location of Lichfield Markets on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 117095  Lat: 52.68307 Long: -1.82835

In the centre of Lichfield adjacent to Market Street, Dam Street and Conduit Street. Disabled parking alongside Market Square.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 km from Lichfield City station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed

Credit cards accepted by a number of stall holders.

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