This is the most prominent building in Camelford, with its clock tower and golden camel weather-vane. It was built in 1806 on the site of the original Market House, which was a larger structure, open on all sides, with a shambles and a yarn market added to it in the 1760s. The new building (c1890) with the Town Hall above and a Market House beneath was erected by the town’s patron, John Russell, the 6th Duke of Bedford (1766-1839). The hall became a venue for social events as well as civic meetings including Petty Sessions, County Court and Education Committees which were held until 1906.
The building is now home to Camelford Town Council and the Library. Camelford Town Council has its Town Council meetings here on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Other Committee meetings are also held here.
Council office hours are usually:
Monday – 9am to 5pm
Tuesday – 9am to 5pm
Wednesday – 9am to 3.30pm
Thursday – 9am to 1pm
Friday – 9am to 2.30pm
The above hours are subject to change due to staff holiday/sickness etc.