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Guildhall (Exeter)

The Guildhall stands proudly in the High Street of the ancient city of Exeter, for centuries the capital of England's West Country.

It is probably the oldest municipal building in the country.

Most of the present building dates from 1330, but it was almost certainly the site of the corresponding Anglo-Saxon hall.

The impressive portico was built of Purbck stone in 1593, and there is a single span timber roof that was installed in 1468.

The Guildhall has been used for centuries for meetings and civic ceremonies, and is also where the municipal regalia is kept.

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