There is nothing to see of this now apart from the Heavitree Stone walls of the old stable and a blue plaque on the wall, yet it was one of the grandest houses in Heavitree. A writer and traveller called Richard Ford decided to settle here in 1833, bought an old Elizabethan house and rebuilt … Read more Heavitree House
There’s an intriguing section of the back wall bounding the garden of The Daisy Café at 98 Fore Street, Heavitree. To the left side as you face it, there are clearly large ashlar blocks typical of those used in the 1500s and of the time when the Church of St Michael’s and All Angels was … Read more The Daisy Cafe
Great Larkbeare House in Holloway Street has a fascinating convoluted history. Situated at the base of what is now Roberts Road, it sits in a dip of Holloway Street created by the ancient Larkbeare stream. There was almost certainly an estate and house at or in the site from the first half of the 13th … Read more Great Larkbeare House
Two family-fun, walking performances in one! On Exeter’s historic Quay, Sunday 22nd July at 2.00pm, 3.30pm and 5.00pm. Presented by Stagewright Productions and the Quarry Pod, “Arch Enemies” and “Hard Case” are written by Suze Gardner and directed by Wendy Carter. If Heavitree Stone walls could talk, what would they be saying……??! Sign up for … Read more Two more performances
Stagewright Productions and the Quarry Pod are proud to bring you THREE performances of “Living Things”, written by Suze Gardner and directed by Wendy Carter. A family-fun, Heavitree-based walking performance. Heavitree’s walls as you’ve never seen them before! If the walls could talk, what would they be saying……??! Check out these photos from the rehearsals.
John Allan is a local archaeologist who probably knows as much as anyone about the geology and buildings of Exeter. On 6 March, he gave a talk about Heavitree Stone to joint Heavitree Squilometre and Heavitree Local History Society audiences. The Society has just published an amazingly in-depth report in their June 2018 Newsletter.
Did you think the Heavitree Quarry Trails had gone cold?! Oh no, the Quarry Pod are on it! Creating brilliant ways to share everything that we’ve learned through our community surveys in the last 12 months. And just for a kick off – check this out – designed by local artist Steven Bramble especially for … Read more Font of inspiration
We struggled to find a Z. But while the Zeebrugge plaque is a bit of a stretch, it is fixed to the old Chancellor’s House and provides an opportunity to introduce the buildings of the Cathedral Close. The Close is the open area by the Cathedral that was the main burial ground for medieval Exeter. … Read more Z Zeebrugge plaque
Yaroslavl is Exeter’s twin city in Russia, and the Yaroslavl footbridge spans the inner bypass road. So what does it have to with Heavitree Stone? Well, we needed a Y, and the City Walls are part of the bridge’s footings. The walls date from the Roman, Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods. They are a roughly rectangular … Read more Y Yaroslavl Bridge
The Church of St Martin of Tours, Exminster, was chosen to highlight the role the Exminster quarry played in the building of Exeter. A chapel is alleged to have been founded on the site before 909. The current church is mostly from the late 14th century, with nave and chancel and a west tower. The … Read more X Exminster Parish Church