Come and join us to hear about Dr Todd Gray’s new book investigating the lost buildings of Exeter between 1800-1899. His engaging and enlightening talk will be followed by book-signing with the author. Dr Todd Gray says:
“This research was prompted by the city council granting me in 2016 the freedom of the city in recognition of work on the history of buildings. Since then I have wanted to expand on the twentieth-century experience of the loss of historic buildings caused by slum clearance, war and commercial development. In comparison very different factors were responsible for the destruction of nearly as many buildings in the 1800s. Modern Exeter faces different challenges and it is imperative that we move forward learning from the experiences of the last two centuries.”
St Nicholas Priory: Founded by William the Conqueror in 1087, St Nicholas Priory was home to Benedictine monks for over 400 years and is the oldest building in Exeter. In 1536, like other monasteries, it was closed and the remains became the home of wealthy Tudor merchants.
Directions: St Nicholas Priory is in Mint Lane with walking access from Fore Street or Bartholomew Street West.
The nearest car park is Mary Arches Street (5 mins). Parking at Smythen Street and Harlequin Shopping Centre is also available. Exeter Central railway station (10 mins). The bus station is a 15-minute walk away with many buses stopping on the High Street (1o mins).
Access: Unfortunately, only the ground floor of our building is wheelchair-accessible.
Facilities: Accessible loos and nappy-changing facilities.
If you have any questions or concerns about your visit, please email [email protected]