Inside Tuckers Hall

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Inside Tuckers Hall

The view shows the upper hall of Tuckers Hall, which remains one of the most atmospheric survivors of 17th-century Exeter. The hall had been built in the late 15th century as the guild chapel of the Guild of Tuckers, Fullers and Shearmen. At that stage it was open from ground to roof. In the early 17th century a floor was inserted, dividing it into a ground floor and first floor room. The upper room was provided with the rich panelling of the 1630s visible in the slide.

The roof visible here survives from the original chapel; the bright gilding of the bosses is recent.

Acknowledgments: Exeter City Museums