Exeter Cathedral and the Close in 1943

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Exeter Cathedral and the Close in 1943

Exeter Cathedral and the Close 1943 by William Lionel Clause © Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter. Presented by HM Government War Artists' Advisory Committee.

The Cathedral escaped the bombing with only limited damage in 1942, but many of the buildings of the Cathedral Close and South Street were demolished or badly damaged.

This pen-and-watercolour view by the war artist W.L. Clause looks towards the Close, showing the state of the Cathedral and Close following extensive demolitions of badly damaged buildings.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum