Rother is Anglo Saxon for cattle with long horns and there are several signs with a long-horned cow above the name of the market. This was where the cattle market used to be, but now it is the site of the weekly market held on a Friday, with a Farmers' market on every first and third Saturdays in the month.
You will also find in Rother Market a clock tower, built in the Victorian Gothic style. It was given to the town by an American gentleman, George W. Childs of Philadelphia, above each of the clock faces there is a fairy from Midsummer Night's Dream. This clock tower is always known as the American Fountain and it used to have a drinking fountain on: the horse troughs were at one time full of water but now full of flowers.
A number of markets are held during the month at the Market Plce in Rother Street. On Fridays Stratford's street market takes place in Rother Street alongside the American Fountain.
Rother Street is also home to the Town Council offices and the Civic Hall with its large variety of entertainment throughout the year.