fragment of fireplace (fireplace)


This is a fragment of a carved stone fireplace from the dining hall of the Vicars Choral, Exeter. The dining hall was refurbished in around 1519 by John Ryse, the Cathedral’s treasurer. It is decorated with the heraldic shields of past bishops - from left to right John Grandisson (mostly missing), Thomas Brantingham, Edmund Lacy and Hugh Oldham. That of Bishop Marshall has not survived.
The hall was almost completely destroyed in the Baedecker Blitz raids of 1942. The fireplace was salvaged and placed in RAMM and was conserved in 2019.

This object is not on display.

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