The Exe Estuary and surrounding area is steeped in history. Our Exe Heritage leaflet covers the heritage on the Exe Estuary, from the 1200’s to the 20th Century. Maps, photographs and historical paintings illustrate the rich history of the Exe Estuary and how storms have affected the area through the ages.

  • The Atmospheric Railway at Starcross in 1947

    Heritage of the Exe Estuary

    The history of the Exe Estuary, from changes in the landscape to it's famous railways.

    Photo (c) Dawlish Museum Society; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

  • people walking along the sea front at Exmouth in 1928

    Heritage of the communities around the Exe

    The history of the towns and villages along the Exe.

    Photo: The Esplanade 1906-Copyright The Francis Frith Collection