Welcome To Magistrates Market

The old Magistrates court in Pontefract has re-opened as an exciting indoor market in the town centre. This historic building is quickly filling with dealers selling antiques, home interiors, fine art & collectables. Our busy antiques market boasts a cafe serving fantastic cakes, sandwiches & a wide variety of drinks. If you are interested in becoming a dealer we have a range of options available. Fill out our request form today and we will be in touch with more details.

New In

Decorative Cats

Lovely pair of Vintage Bronze effect Cats
one at 7 inch height, smaller at 6 inch

Maker Leonard Silver MFG, see makers name on base


Dealer: BizHallas

Rare & important Northern Provincial silver spoon York 1667


This is a rare and important North country spoon. Charles II silver trefid spoon hallmarked in York in 1667 made by William Mascall.

It has an oval bowl with a rudimentary rat-tail which has worn. There are scratch initials ‘S*C’ on the reverse of the terminal, length 19 cms, approx. weight 35.5 grams.
Provenance: Private collector known to York Minster Antiques
Length: 19cms
Weight: 35.5 grams
Condition: In overall good antique condition commensurate with age. The rat tail on the back is worn.
Visit our shop within the Magistrate’s Market to see our extensive collection of early and provincial spoons.

Dealer: York Minster Antiques
Omar Ramsden silver spoon

Arts and Crafts Omar Ramsden Handmade Spoon 1930


This is a superb example of a hand wrought spoon by Omar Ramsden with a stylised thistle terminal hallmarked in London in 1930. It comes in its original wooden box with the name of Omar Ramsden Artist Goldsmith printed on the internal satin liner. Lovely planishing marks to the bowl.

The spoon is a really good example of the best craftsmanship from Omar Ramsden’s workshops.

Lenghth: 14cms

Weight: 38 grams

Condition: In excellent antique condition commensurate with age and little if any usage. Crisp hallmarks, no tip wear. The box has some shredding of the satin covering the hinges but otherwise the box is in excellent condition.

Dealer: York Minster Antiques

Where We Are

You can find us at The Court House, 2 Front Street, Pontefract, WF8 1BP.

Things To Do

If your visiting us why not check out other things to do in the area after your visit.

Register As A Dealer

Fill out our dealer form to find out more information about becoming a seller.

Antiques Centre Yorkshire

Pontefract Market will be open by the end of 2018. We will feature dealers selling furniture, art, antiques, vintage fashion, homeware & collectables. We will also have a bistro serving refreshments in this historic building in the heart of Pontefract. In the summer months, customers can enjoy the outdoor seating area on Front Street, Pontefract.

Dealer Registration

With our new market opening in Pontefract we are welcoming sellers to register their interest in becoming a dealer within this magnificent building. There will be a range of different options for sellers including display cabinets, counters & full rooms to display products to customers. When you fill out our enquiry form with some details on your business, we will then be in touch with different options ready for our launch day.