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Taken during a visit at Ghent

Ghent Meat house Ghent in center from Ghent

Het large meat house in Ghent is a former covered market and guildhall. The sale of meat was centralized in meat vats or meat houses in the Middle Ages to control the sale of meat. The home sale of meat was forbidden. Every medieval city had one or more meat houses.
In Ghent, in the late Middle Ages, there was a Large meat house on the fish market (now vegetables market) and a small meat house near the Brabantgate. The small meat house probably already existed in the 14th century. Het large meat house was more centrally located and already mentioned in the city accounts of the year 1332-1333. However, it must have existed for many years because an initial mention of the meat house was to date from 1251.

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