Cowick Street (Saxon – meaning Cow Farm) is a street that I use frequently when coming into Exeter. I have noticed the changes in this street in the last twenty years, with new developments.
It is a street with plenty of interesting history, The gateway dated back to 1643, but sadly is no more. Parts of St Thomas church date back to 1247. The First and Last pub originally dated from 1822 and was rebuilt after a fire in 1913, there was a tram terminus in the area hence the pub’s name. The entrance to the debtors prison can still be seen.
I have tried to capture the spirit of the street, the people, and today’s history in these photographs, by showing shop workers plus the old and new shops and the flats that are now being built.
Photographs taken in 2012.