Exeter Churches

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Sir Thomas Spenser?1336 Sir John Abraham?1338 Sir Thomas Bolapythe?1360 John Fraike?1369 John Pruet?1407 Hugo William?1438 Robert Wylle?1440 John Floxe?1443 John Tregithrow? Richard Haydon?1527 Richard Widthorpe?1531 (1622 Master Radford Maverick appears as curate at the visitation 1630 William Shears M.A.) Robert Spark?1635 instituted on the presentation of King Charles ist William Shears?1636 In 1668 we get the record " Wm Humphreys reads prayers there " John Lome?1680 Edward Bradford?1683 There is then no institution of a Rector until 1821, when Matthew Vicars was instituted Dec. 5th, 1821 Theodore Coldridge?1843 Charles Worthy?1851 Sackville Usher Bolton Lee?1861 William Heathman Parkhouse?1867 John Gerard Davis?1875 William John Wesley Webb?1876 Revd. William Hope?1882 HH fallows on tbe Malls. A study


of any old map of the city of Exeter will shew that the original position of this church was almost at the foot of the present Fore Street; a site it occupied when the entrance to the city from the west was over the ancient bridge, and then by a sharp turn, after the West Gate was passed, before the Fore Street and High Street were reached. Here on the city wall, or close against it, the Saxons built their church of All Hallows, Exeterpreserving this old English term in the dedication rather than the newer name of All Saints. After the Commonwealth, the church stood on the wall, roofless, and almost a ruin. The three bells were sold in the 17th century, and the dilapidated building remained a reminder of a mournful past, until 1770, when it was removed at the time of the building the new Exe Bridge, when by an alteration in the streets, the new Bridge Street and Fore Street met and came down in a straight line to the rive...

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