Exeter School

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Exeter School

In the Middle Ages a hospital dedicated to St John stood in the High Street, just inside the East Gate. In the early 17th century the site was in part used for the foundation of Exeter School in the 1630s.

The view shows the important group of buildings on the High Street frontage in Gothic style which seem to belong to the 1630s. They therefore seem to be an example of Gothic Survival, which was popular in educational buildings at this time, as work in Oxford colleges illustrates. At its centre is an entrance porch above which rises a gable. To its left is the chapel; to its right the main building of the school.

Publication: H. Lloyd Parry, 1913: The Founding of Exeter School.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum

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