The Guildhall façade when complete

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The Guildhall façade when complete

In one corner of Joseph Coles' map of Exeter of 1709 is this engraving showing the original appearance of the Guildhall prior to the demolition of the upper storey in 1718. At its centre were the Royal Arms of England.

A true plan of the city of Excester surveyed by Ichd Fairlove, engraved by Joseph Coles © Westcountry Studies Library, Devon Libraries

Acknowledgments: Westcountry Studies Library

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