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Exeter 2 of some

The area of Cathedral Close, Exeter has been in the centre of Exeter since Roman times when there was a basilica and a bath house in this area. A church was established here by the seventh century when a young Saint Boniface came from Crediton to study. The area was walled after 1283 and seven gates into the yard were created. The gates included one at St Petrocks and the original grand entrance into the yard - Broadgate. This created the cathedral close.

In the centre of the green is a statue of Richard Hooker, a 16th-century Anglican theologian, who was born in Exeter. Now it is a meeting place and a place to have lunch and is often full of students 

Exeter 2 of some

The area of Cathedral Close, Exeter has been in the centre of Exeter since Roman times when there was a basilica and a bath house in this area. A church was established here by the seventh century when a young Saint Boniface came from Crediton to study. The area was walled after 1283 and seven gates into the yard were created. The gates included one at St Petrocks and the original grand entrance into the yard - Broadgate. This created the cathedral close.

In the centre of the green is a statue of Richard Hooker, a 16th-century Anglican theologian, who was born in Exeter. Now it is a meeting place and a place to have lunch and is often full of students 

comments (20)

It's a great image taken with a wide angle lens Bill... i also enjoyed the history about the area....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Thanks Peter. Philine has added to the history
Your angle and info make this really interesting Bill!
Bill Phillips: Thanks E. A city for you to visit one day
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Oct 2013, 07:16
Oh, a very fine area! I was so impressed with Mol's Coffee House, it “dates from the early 16th century, and was supposedly a meeting place for the Elizabethan adventurers, Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh, though this may just be fabrication. Mol's was originally built by Exeter Cathedral as a lodging for its priests. After the Reformation the priests were turfed out and the building was used as a Customs House. Later the building became a shop and in the early 18th century a coffee house.”
Bill Phillips: Thank you for the additional information Philine. It is a fine building
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 10 Oct 2013, 07:25
This is the only bit of Exeter that I can remember clearly. It is a fine place to stroll and take it all in.

And persuade women to pose, just as Trim taught us to do on his photography course..
Bill Phillips: I leave the latter to you and Trimbo. I am far to retiring a person to approach strangers and ask to take their picture
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 10 Oct 2013, 08:46
I don't have as good a shot as this one of this area. I only just recently went through my Devon pics to see if todays technologies would improve them.
Just left me a bit confused as to why I had kept such average images for so long. The memory images are much better.
Bill Phillips: I have got thousands of very average pictures and really should get round to deleting most of them
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 10 Oct 2013, 08:56
This is an area of nice chairs, nice cobbles, nice people, nice weather, but...the city never recovered from you leaving Bill.
Bill Phillips: Nice of you to say so Ridge
interesting story bill
Bill Phillips: Thank you Rani
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 10 Oct 2013, 11:32
Philine knows her stuff, eh? Nice building.
Bill Phillips: She's wonderful Mary
That looks a delightful place to be, Bill. I must get up there it's only 45 minutes from here. You've made me want to go.
Bill Phillips: Worth a trip Pauline. It is an attractive city and, if you are into that sort of thing, a very good shopping centre
  • Alan
  • Farmington, New Mexico
  • 10 Oct 2013, 13:25
I'm impressed with your memory from your early youth. id you see then building the wall? wink It is a delightful area as your picture shows.
Bill Phillips: Total recall.....aka google
Looks interesting still plenty of olde worlde shops around
Bill Phillips: A good mix of old and new Martin.
Nice composition, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Tom.
Great shot of this delightful area, Bill. Everything looks so well preserved and cared for.
Bill Phillips: The area around the cathedral is lovely Beverly
Further to yesterdays comment I could definitely sit her and enjoy lunch whilst watching the world go by. Lot of interesting history from both yourself and and our good friend from Munstershire.
Bill Phillips: Philine probably knows more about Exeter than I do Brian
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 10 Oct 2013, 17:07
Would love to browse the shops there, Bill.
Bill Phillips: It is a bit special Jennie
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Oct 2013, 19:07
Time for me to visit again - it is where the Devon Record Office is, where I used to go to research my forebears
Bill Phillips: I was very upset that Ivor Dewdney's pasty shop has closed down!!!! Apparently there might still be one on Marsh Barton Estate
Great angle Bill!
Bill Phillips: Cheers Richard smile
Teignmouth is happy you have moved on. Just feel sorry for the people of Exeter.
I like how your eyes want to travel the curve in the road.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Oct 2013, 03:58
Wow! That's rather crisp, Bill.
Bill Phillips: I can do crisp, soft, out of focus altogether, not straight...you name it

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