The South Gate of Exeter

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The South Gate of Exeter

Pencil drawing by the local artist I.F.Bird showing the inner face of the gate prior to its demolition in 1819. The gate's arch was round-headed, and thus datable to the Roman, Saxon or Norman periods. Excavation of the site in 1992 showed that at least parts of the Roman gateway had been demolished by the 11th - 12th centuries, so this masonry was probably Saxon or Norman in date.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum

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