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Cancelled: The medieval Exe Bridge (Exeter Branch)

Fri. 17 April 2020 at 2:30 pm

£3 – £3.50

All DA events up to 30 June have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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DA President John Allan will give a talk on the first stone bridge across the River Exe at Exeter. The bridge was built c. 1200 along or close to a Saxon ford when the river was much shallower and wider than it is today, and there were two chapels on the bridge itself – St Edmund’s and St Mary’s.

Multi-storey houses and shops later encroached upon both ends of the bridge and there was an increasing waterfront development on the City side. The south-western half of the bridge was subsequently demolished to make way for the much shorter, triple-arch Georgian Bridge (c. 1772), while the north-eastern half was eventually buried during the development and progressive reclamation of Exe Island. Exeter City Council’s landscaping and removal of debris around the area of the present-day concrete bridges unearthed the north-eastern segment and the ruins of St Edmund’s church.

At the end of the talk, John Allan will lead a short walk to examine the well-preserved remains first hand for those who wish to participate. Entrance fee, including tea and biscuits: members £3 pp; non-members £3.50 pp.

Details

Date:
Fri. 17 April 2020
Time:
2:30 pm
Cost:
£3 – £3.50
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Organiser

Delphine Jones
Phone:
01392 211491

Venue

The Mint Methodist Church
Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
Website:
http://themint.org.uk/