Princesshay: Heritage Open Days - Virtual Tour of Public Art

Exeter, Devon, EX1 1EU

Tel: 01392 459838

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Princesshay Shopping Centre - with Cathedral View


A virtual tour of public art located in Princesshay, a shopping centre with seamlessly connects with the rest of the Exeter city centre incorporating an original Roman Wall, Alms houses and framed views of Exeter Cathedral.

Princesshay is home to new and restored public art following its redevelopment in 2007.
1. Alms Houses: Marking Time, Patricia McKinnon-Day
This piece recreates lost doors which would of been part of the Almshouses. 9 free standing arches showcase archaeological finds within the glass. Texts from the 'Chapter Acts' book are sandblasted into the pavers, providing a record of every day life within the almhouses.
2. Glow Stones: Jeff Bell
Inspired by the weather beaten texture of the city walls, these pebble like sculptures draw your eye to the view of the Cathedral.
3. Exeter Traceries, Katayoun Pasban Dowlatshahi
Six panels which echo the windows of the Cathedral behind, changing constantly with the light.
4. In Memory Exeter 1942, Roger Dean
Two bronze relief panels commemorating the bombing of Exeter in the Baedeker raids of 4th May 1942.
5. Exeter Phoenix
Restored and relocated as part of the development of Princesshay commemorating the rebuilding of Exeter following the bombing in May 1942.
6. Blue Boy
One of four in the city and originally from St Johns Hospital School.
7. Hope & Despair
Created in 1957, again relating to the destruction and reconstruction in 1942.


Click here on 10th September for link to virtual tour.

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      • Baby changing facilities

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      • On Bus Route
      • Station nearby - Central Train Station

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