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Exe Bridge & Its Setting

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Jurys Inn Exeter Hotel

Western Way

Exeter

EX1 2DB

United Kingdom

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A talk about the history of the Exe Bridge which dates from the 13th Century and had houses, chapels and a "pixy house" (loo) on the bridge.

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Exe Bridge is the most substantial survivor of the great town bridges built in England in the 12th and early 13th centuries. These were novel and daring feats of engineering built over wide spans of fast-flowing water; nothing like them had been seen in Britain since Roman times, and even then stone bridges were rare. Originally 240m long with 17 or 18 arches, the surviving monument is about 80m with only nine arches. Archaological discoveries have told us much about the bridge's history and the people who lived around - and on - it.

Due to our lecturer having to self isolate, this talk will now be broadcast via Zoom. Details will be issued to all on 17 August 2021.

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Jurys Inn Exeter Hotel

Western Way

Exeter

EX1 2DB

United Kingdom

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