Category: Exmouth History

  • Seamen’s Mission

    The Exmouth Seamen’s Mission and Sailor’s Rest in St Andrew’s Road was erected in 1909 and closed in 2007. Before…

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  • Bastin Hall

    The Bastin Hall in Elm Grove was the local base of the St John’s Ambulance from 1933 to 2023. The…

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  • Exmouth Churches

    All Saints Church All saints Church in Exeter Road was completed in 1898. Christ Church Originally built in 1872 as…

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  • Lost shops of Exmouth

    As with all towns the retailers constantly change. Here are some that have been lost over the years. Baileys, at…

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  • Smuggling

    During the 18th Century Exmouth had a lively smuggling history. The Mutter family were major players around this time, though…

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  • Beach House

    Previously known as the Barn, the Beach House is a large Arts and Crafts building on Foxholes Hill in Exmouth.…

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  • Lost pubs

    Over the years Exmouth has lost a number of pubs through change of use or redevelopment. These include: A number…

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  • Exmouth’s oldest buildings

    Exmouth originated as mediaeval fishing village and ferry station with settlement concentrated in the inland villages of Withycombe Raleigh and…

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  • Ghost signs

    Ghost signs are the faded advertisements of past businesses painted directly onto walls. Exmouth has a number of these, some…

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  • Lady Nelson

    Frances “Fanny” Nelson, Viscountess Nelson (1758 – 4 May 1831), married Lord Nelson in 1787. The couple became estranged after…

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