The Buck Brothers’ view of the Quay 1736

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The Buck Brothers’ view of the Quay 1736

This detail of one of the Buck Brothers’ views shows the port of Exeter at the height of its prosperity. Ships which have made their way up the canal are docked in front of the Custom House, where there was a long stone quay. The Custom House itself can be seen to their left, and to its left in turn the edge of the walled city. At the centre of the view can be seen the long rows of cloth drying racks on Friernhay.

Acknowledgments: Exeter City Museums