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History of Exeter, Devon, England

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Exeter, Devon, England

Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England, located on the River Exe approximately 36 miles (58 km) northeast of Plymouth and 65 miles (105 km) southwest of Bristol...

During the late 19th century, Exeter became an affluent centre for the wool trade, although by the First World War the city was in decline. After the Second World War, much of the city centre was rebuilt and is now considered to be a centre for modern business and tourism in Devon and Cornwall...

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  • 1500 - Exeter had a population of around 8,000.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • News 1501 - The Princess Catherine, the future Catherine of Aragon, stayed at Exeter Castle on her way to be married to Henry VIII.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • News 1564 - The city commissioned England's first ship canal in a bid to boost trade.
    The canal, under 2 miles long, was dug around the wier, constructed in 1290, which obstructed shipping trade into the port. The work was completed in ...Read MORE...


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  • News 1612 - Northernhay Gardens was originally laid out as a pleasure walk for Exeter residents. It is the oldest public open space in England.

    http://www.visitoruk.com/

  • News 1633 - The Exeter Free Grammar School was opened in August. It was attended mainly by the sons of the City freemen.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • News 1642 - At the outbreak of the Civil War, Exeter was garrisoned for parliament against the king.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • News 1643 - Royalist forces under Prince Maurice and Sir John Berkeley captured Exeter following a siege.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • News 1680s - Exeter experienced a period of great prosperity as a result of the flourishing Devon cloth industry. This was accompanied by rapid expansion with many new houses being built and the population rising to around 13,000.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • News 1684 - Alice Molland was executed at Exeter for witchcraft, the last execution for witchcraft in England.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • News 1707 - Exeter's first newspaper was launched.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • News 1769 - The first bank in Exeter opened.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

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  • News 1832 - A cholera epidemic killed 440 people in Exeter

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • News 1882 - Horse drawn trams were introduced in Exeter.

    http://www.visitoruk.com

  • 1895 - Exeter
    Ex'eter, a city of England, co. of Devon, on the left bank of the Exe, 10 miles N.W. of its outlet in the English Channel, 159 miles W.S.W. of...Read MORE...




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  • 1500 - Exeter had a population of around 8,000.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1501 - The Princess Catherine, the future Catherine of Aragon, stayed at Exeter Castle on her way to be married to Henry VIII.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1564 - The city commissioned England's first ship canal in a bid to boost trade.
    The canal, under 2 miles long, was dug around the wier, constructed in 1290, which obstructed shipping trade into the port. The work was completed in ... Read MORE...

  • News  1612 - Northernhay Gardens was originally laid out as a pleasure walk for Exeter residents. It is the oldest public open space in England.

    http://www.visitoruk.com/
  • News  1633 - The Exeter Free Grammar School was opened in August. It was attended mainly by the sons of the City freemen.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1642 - At the outbreak of the Civil War, Exeter was garrisoned for parliament against the king.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1643 - Royalist forces under Prince Maurice and Sir John Berkeley captured Exeter following a siege.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1680s - Exeter experienced a period of great prosperity as a result of the flourishing Devon cloth industry. This was accompanied by rapid expansion with many new houses being built and the population rising to around 13,000.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1684 - Alice Molland was executed at Exeter for witchcraft, the last execution for witchcraft in England.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1707 - Exeter's first newspaper was launched.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1769 - The first bank in Exeter opened.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1832 - A cholera epidemic killed 440 people in Exeter

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1882 - Horse drawn trams were introduced in Exeter.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1895 - Exeter
    Ex'eter, a city of England, co. of Devon, on the left bank of the Exe, 10 miles N.W. of its outlet in the English Channel, 159 miles W.S.W. of... Read MORE...

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