Reconstruction of St Nicholas Priory, Exeter

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Reconstruction of St Nicholas Priory, Exeter

St Nicholas Priory was a Norman monastery, founded in the reign of William the Conqueror c. AD 1087. The view offers a reconstruction of the priory as it may have appeared shortly before the Reformation in 1536. In the right foreground is the west range of the priory, now open as a museum. To its left is the priory refectory, now the newly-refurbished No. 21 the Mint. Behind lies the church with its Norman crossing tower and 14th-century western tower, demolished immediately after the Dissolution.

Acknowledgments: Drawn by Richard Parker ofExeter Archaeology