Reconstruction of Exe Bridge in late 13th century

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Reconstruction of Exe Bridge in late 13th century

This modern reconstruction drawing by Erich Kadow shows the portion of Exe Bridge which survives today, with reconstructions of the medieval buildings at the water's edge, which were excavated by Exeter Archaeology in 1975-6. The arches of the bridges sit on projecting cutwaters, protected from erosion by stout wooden piles driven into the bed of the Exe. Close to the end of the bridge stands St Edmund's church, with a small chantry chapel opposite. To the left of the view are in Frog Street and in the distance the city wall.

Acknowledgments: Erich Kadow, Exeter Archaeology