Exeter Information

Exeter Information

Information from around Exeter

Entertainments Search:

UK Information » Exeter Information » The House That Moved

The House That Moved
The 15th Century Timber-framed 'House That Moved' is located in Exeter's 'West Quarter', off Fore Street, in West Street. Although it looks like this building belongs here, as it's name suggests it was moved, encased in a wooden structure 70 metres, on rollers in 1961. The original site for the house was at Number 16 Edmund Street, but due to the building of the new inner by-pass and exe bridges had to be moved. This move attracted World-wide publicity, and another attraction in Exeter was created. Before 'the house that moved' was on the site in West Street, another building occupied it, but was destroyed during the Second World War, along with many of Exeter's other buildings. The house is now used as a wedding dress shop.

(c) sean creech
(c) sean creech