About the Center
Located in Devon, England, Exeter gets its name from the River Exe. Exeter as of 2016 had a population of 129,800 citizens. Exeter had started as the most south-westerly settlement of the Romans in Britain. Exeter became a regional centre during the middle ages when the Exeter Cathedral came up in the 11th century. It continued to remain so till the Reformation when Exeter became Anglican. In the 19th Century, Exeter became a trade centre for wool and wool products. This business centre saw a decline during the First World War and could not be resurrected till after the Second World War. Exeter is now known as a business centre and grows as a place for tourism.
The Devon and Cornwall Constabulary provide policing services in Exeter and are based at Middlemoor in the east of the city. The Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service provides Fire Rescue services to the locality. A hospital by The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is located to the south-east of the city centre. There are ambulance services also in Exeter which are provided by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
Some of the prominent buildings in Exeter are:
- The Cathedral
- Nicholas Priory
- Mary Steps Church
- The Exeter Synagogue
- Ruins of Rougemont Castle
- The Guildhall
- The Custom House
- The Devon County War Memorial
Northern hayGardens is the oldest public open space in England that was laid out in 1612 for Exeter residents. The Northernhay Gardens reflect a a Victorian design, with trees, mature shrubs and bushes and plenty of flower beds. It is home to many monuments that include the war memorial by John Angel and The Volunteer Memorial from 1895. Also famous is The Deer Stalker statue by E. B. Stephens. There are also the statues of John Dinham, Thomas Dyke Acland and Stafford Northcote.