The formal lease transferring the Priory was signed and sealed on 7th September 2018. For this EHBT Trustee Richard Parker designed a new seal. Our Chair, David Radstone, resplendent in Tudor costume, received a ceremonial key from the Lord Mayor.
Hundreds of people visited St Nicholas Priory and 21 The Mint over Heritage Open Days 2018 and comments were very positive. See photos on our Facebook page.
DEVON AND EXETER MEDICAL SOCIETY PARTNERS WITH EHBT AT ST NICOLAS PRIORY PROVIDES AN OPENING EXHIBITION AS PART OF THE VISITOR ATTRACTION
The Benedictine monks that were housed in St Nicholas’ Priory involved themselves in the life of Exeter, including care for the sick. It is also known that the Priory had friendly relations with the Franciscan monks who lived near them from about 1240, probably in the premises of the former hospital of St Alexius (founded in 1172 just behind St Nicholas), The location of part of the Devon and Exeter Medical Society’s collection of artefacts in part of the Priory underlines the history of the monks and of their involvement in the treatment of Exeter’s sick people.