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  The Printed Maps of Exeter 1587 - 1901 300 Years of Devon History by Francis Bennett and Kit Batten with an Introduction by Dick Passmore This site is dedicated to the memories of two dear friends who both contributed greatly to the compilation of this work. The site is dedicated to Francis Bennett who contributed so much to the three books we published together and was a much-appreciated friend. The site is also dedicated to Dick Passmore who provided much local know-how, a wonderful Introduction and plenty of very useful advice. I miss them both. Contents A Brief History of Exeter by Dick Passmore The Printed Maps of Exeter – Catalogue of Maps 1 - 64 Select Bibliography of Books on Devon Maps Appendix A – John Hooker States and Derivatives Appendix B – John Richards Appendix C – Henry Besley Acknowledgements                                          Blog Disclaimer My contribution to small print! This is a personal blog and I am responsible for bo
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  A Brief History of Exeter by Dick Passmore  The Great Conduit stood from 1441 - 1770 (Jenkins entry 17) A Brief History of Exeter   By Dick Passmore   EXETER, the county town of Devon, is one of the oldest cities in England, and able to boast of settlements prior to the Roman invasion of our country, possibly two hundred years before. Iron age settlements have been excavated recently in various areas of the city, although these settlements appear to have been small, possibly just farms, rather than the remains of anything larger. Certainly a Roman legionary fortress was set up in c.55 – 60 AD, lasting until c.75 AD. Recently evidence of further Roman military activity around Exeter has been found, possibly pre-dating the fortress by a few years – but archaeological work on this aspect continues, and at present has to be classed as possible, rather than definite. The early Roman civil town of Exeter was established around 80 AD on the site of the earlier fortress, and was enclose