W Wynard's Hospital

W Wynards - credit Clare Bryden

God’s House, also known as Wynard’s Hospital, was founded in 1436. The plan comprises twelve two-storeyed almshouses for twelve poor men; the chapel of the Holy Trinity along the street frontage; and accommodation for the chaplain. It was built of Heavitree Stone throughout, during the medieval period when the Heavitree quarries were at maximum production. … Read moreW Wynard’s Hospital

Q Quarries

Q Quarries - credit Clare Bryden

The Heavitree quarries are where our stories begin, in the Permian geological time period. Between 250 and 300 million years ago, Devon was a tropical desert. Occasional storms caused flash floods, which dumped large amounts of loose rock, sand and mud. Over time this gravelly sediment built up and was compacted together. Over the next … Read moreQ Quarries