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The 3rd century Roman market hall, or macellum, would have been full of small shops and market stalls. In 2006, a piece of the macellum wall measuring over 7 by 10 metres was discovered. It had collapsed, breaking off from about 3.6 metres above street level. It was of similar construction to the Jewry Wall; probably at least 16 metres in height.

It seems to have become neglected and disused in the 4th century, with the gable wall finally collapsing in the late 5th century. The archaeology shows us that other parts of the building were destroyed by fire.