Simon Snow’s house

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Simon Snow’s house

The house which now forms 223-5 High Street, with its elaborate timber-framed front, appears to be the one built in the 1650s by the rich merchant Simon Snow. He benefited from the acquisition of building materials from dismantled houses of the cathedral clergy. Although the ground floor is entirely lost and the gables have been rebuilt, the richly-carved first and second storeys, with many windows and black-and-white plasterwork panels, are an important survival.

Acknowledgments: © 2015 Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter City Council

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