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Friday, September 26, 2008

Mol's Coffee House Exeter

Mol's Coffee House in Exeter in Cathedral Close originally dates from the early 16th century, and was supposedly a meeting place for the Elizabethan adventurers, Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh, though this may just be fabrication.

Exeter 1596

Mol's was originally built by Exeter Cathedral as a lodging for its priests. After the Reformation the priests were turfed out and the building was used as a Customs House. Later the building became a shop and in the early 18th century a coffee house. Since then the building has been used as a gallery, a jewellers and a stationers. It is now a boutique gift shop - The Collection.

1 Cathedral Close
City Centre, Exeter, EX1 1EZ

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