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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Exeter Custom House

Exeter Custom House on The Quay dates from 1681, and is reputed to be the country's oldest custom house in existence. The building was still used by HM Customs and Excise until 1989.

Exeter Custom House

The building is noted for its elaborate, ornamental lime-plaster ceiling by John Abbott of Frithelstock and its fine staircases.

Exeter Custom House is a Grade I listed building and one of the first buildings in Exeter to utilize brick.

The building underwent complete refurbishment between 2006-2008.

Exeter Custom House

The nearby Quay House Interpretation & Visitor Centre (Tel: 01392 271611) displays more exhibits and old maps of the city's past history as an important port.

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