Model of Exeter

The Hedgeland model of Exeter was constructed between 1817 and 1824 to record the city as it was during the late 1700s. It is very detailed and is the only record of many buildings and streets which were later demolished. It is one of the earliest surviving models of any town in Britain.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
model of Exeter
Simple Name
Full Name
Hedgeland’s model of Exeter before 1769 - base
whole length 2450 mm; whole W 1500 mm; whole H 350 mm
Period Classification
Regency (1811-1820); George IV (1820-1830)
Family Group

wood; paint
Collector / Excavator
Hedgeland, Caleb, Mr
Collection Town
Collection County
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent

    There are 2 comments

    • Kerry Peters
      24 September 2020 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      Is the Hedgeland Model available to view at the moment at the RAMM? If so, is it possible to take any pictures? I am doing some research on St Petrocks Parish.
      Many Thanks


      • Holly Morgenroth
        30 September 2020 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

        Hi Kerry. The Hedgeland model is on display at RAMM. Please see our main website for information on when we will be reopening to the public. Yes you may take photographs of the model on display.

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