Houses in North Street

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Houses in North Street

The engraving, published in The Illustrated London News in 1869, shows the elaborate timber-framed façades of 19 and 20 North Street, a pair of houses dating to c.1660. On each floor were projecting oriel windows supported by brackets; that on the first floor of No. 19 had been replaced by a Georgian bow window. They were demolished later in the century, but the splendid projecting oriel of No. 20 was salvaged and bought by our museum. It was reset in the façade of 229 High Street in 1930 and can still be seen there.

Acknowledgments: R. Parker, Exeter Archaeology