2017 HERITAGE OPEN DAYS
ST NICHOLAS PRIORY
Including No 21 THE MINT
(Grade 1 and 2* listed buildings)
(Mint Lane, off Fore Street)
Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th September
11am - 4pm – ENTRANCE FREE
This year we have the rare opportunity of opening both the surviving ranges of St. Nicholas Priory to the public. In addition to our normal guided tours of the North/Refectory Wing (21 The Mint), we will be including the West/Guest Wing of this important Medieval Priory which has been closed for several years. There is much to see in the West Wing, including a large Tudor Kitchen, Parlour, stone-pillared Cellar and a Chamber above the Parlour
Devon Archaeological Society will be in the Cellar to talk to visitors
A selection of reproduction costumes will be available to try on
21 The Mint includes many historic features, including Norman stonework, a superb 15th century oak arch-braced roof, and ornate Tudor panelling.
The cloister garden is a delight; an opportunity to escape from the bustling city centre to the tranquillity of this ancient monastic building.
Stewards will be on hand to welcome visitors and to tell the story of the Priory from its foundation in the 11th century, on the orders of William the Conqueror, up to the present day.
All children must be accompanied by an adult