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High Street

High Street The earliest mention of High Street is made in the 1562 survey which records: “……the King’s highway leading from the old cross of the said town (Wrexham)to the Beast Market” and later names the highway as ‘High Streate’ although it may have existed long before then.

In the 17th century, much of the south side of the street was occupied by Ty Mawr which had a rentable value three time of any other premises in High Street. It was demolished in 1778.

By the 19th century, and well into the 20th century, High Street was the retail hub of the town. The removal of the buses from Brook Street to King Street changed the whole focus of Wrexham: and the street declined as a retail thoroughfare. Instead, by the 1960s it had become the commercial centre of the town with banks and insurance companies occupying the buildings.

The redevelopment of the town centre in the latter part of the 1900s led to the active promotion of the High Street as a a ‘wining and dining quarter’ particularly during 1998 and 1999. The street was closed to through traffic and pedestrianised in 2000.

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