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Part of Exeter's Roman Wall Part of Exeter's Roman Wall
  
 
 

Exeter's Roman wall dates back to the 2nd century AD - see part of map of Roman Devon below.
 
Exeter Wall
Exeter Wall

 

Point of InterestRoman Wall

The Romans named this settlement 'Flowing Water', ie Isca .

The Saxons, Danes, Alfred the Great , William the Conqueror, Henry VI, Roundheads and Cavaliers all play a part in its often violent history.
During the middle ages a castle was built, now in private hands.

Do not be deterred by Shakespeare, who has KING RICHARD III saying

'Richmond! When last I was at Exeter,
The mayor in courtesy show'd me the castle,
And call'd it Rougemont: at which name I started,
Because a bard of Ireland told me once
I should not live long after I saw Richmond.'

This easy walk passes Rougemont Castle & Cricklepit Mill, the last of the nine water mills which in the past ensured Exeter's prosperity.

Information panels are positioned along the walk.

Caution: GPS signals are often inaccurate between tall buildings. It might be worth printing the map.

Download large map of Roman Wall Walk (pdf)

Also, see part of our specially compiled contoured map of Roman Devon showing ancient trackways/sites and Roman Roads/sites.

length:
1.5 miles
time:
40 min's
   
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Roman Wall around Exeter
Roman Wall around Exeter