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Exeter Historic Buildings Trust

Dedicated to preserving Exeter's past for the future.

line drawingWelcome to Exeter Historic Buildings Trust

Our Aim

To preserve for the benefit of the people of Exeter, buildings in and around the city of particular beauty or of historic or architectural merit.

It was a red-letter day on 22 March 1996 when the EHBT was founded, specifically to rescue the former refectory wing of an 11th century Benedictine monastery, known as 21 The Mint. It was a Grade II listed building and had been on the market for five years, becoming increasingly derelict, and was also on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk register.

On these pages you can find out about the history of St Nicholas Priory, 21 The Mint and the project and you can look at artefacts and features of the building; also find out about 21 The Mint as a venue.

Opening times are given with directions and a map to help you find us. We are about six minutes walk from Cathedral Close.

Exeter Historic Buildings Trust is also involved with two further current projects, The Exeter Transfer Shed and the Exeter Dissenters' Graveyard.

Exeter Historic Buildings Trust is a Registered Charity (1054232) and Company Limited by Guarantee (3176516).