Exeter Guildhall, C. Pincesshay & High Street, Exeter

Exeter Guildhall, C. Pincesshay & High Street, Exeter

One of the oldest local government buildings in the UK

Exeter Guildhall is said to be one of the oldest local government buildings in the UK still being used today.

'The earliest reference to Guildhall is in a deed of 1160 but the structure we now see is medieval ... the pillared entrance front was built in Beer stone [in 1593 along with the impressive oak entrance  door]  ... the main hall is still used as the City Council's chamber, and, until recently, was the City's Law Court. The collar brace timber roof was probably completed in 1468-70.' (Source: Exeter Guildhall leaflet. Pick up a copy when you visit as there's plenty more info on the building and its history.)

 

Exeter Guildhall location

It's located on the busy Exeter High Street.

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