St Catherine's Almshouses

Coming from the High Street, duck under the arch of St Stephen’s Bow, and facing you are the evocative ruins of St Catherine’s Almshouses. They were built in medieval times on the corner of the old Roman fortress, were bombed in 1942, and now stand as a memorial to those who died in Exeter during … Read more

W Wynard's Hospital

W Wynards - credit Clare Bryden

God’s House, also known as Wynard’s Hospital, was founded in 1436. The plan comprises twelve two-storeyed almshouses for twelve poor men; the chapel of the Holy Trinity along the street frontage; and accommodation for the chaplain. It was built of Heavitree Stone throughout, during the medieval period when the Heavitree quarries were at maximum production. … Read more