Exeter Manumissions and Quittances (1937)

This paper by Mrs Frances Rose-Troup is in pdf format and can be read using the viewer below. Alternatively the pdf file can be downloaded via this link.  

Some Exeter Cathedral Nave Corbels (2021)

This article by Diane Walker was written as an exploration of the ideas presented in “Dual identities of some Exeter Cathedral carvings” published by John Ramsden on his blog. Diane Walker is a member...

Buildings Section Newsletter – Winter 2020

This newsletter, edited by Section Chair, Dr Helen Wilson, has contributions about some of the lesser-known parts of Exeter Cathedral; a shortened tour in words and images of a historic town house in Crediton;...

The History of Exe Island, Exeter

Due to COVID-19, this event that was originally planned to be held in May 2021 has been postponed to 30 April 2022. Many existing bookings have been carried forward to the new date, but...

Book review. St Martin’s Island

Todd Gray and Sue Jackson, St Martin’s Island. An introductory history of forty-two Exeter buildings. The Mint Press, Exeter, 2017, 192 pp, full colour illustrations, £15.00, pbk, ISBN 978 1 903356–71–5 As flames engulfed...

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The Athelstan Myth (1916)

By J. J. Alexander, M.A., J.P. (Read at Plymouth, 19th July, 1916.) The personality of Athelstan, eldest grandson of Alfred the Great, is for students of history a singularly attractive one. He seems to...

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The Black Assizes in the West (1884)

By Frederick Willcocks, M.D. (Read at Newton Abbot, July, 1884.) The name of “Black Assizes” has been applied to several fatal epidemics of typhus or gaol fever which broke out at the County Assizes...