HISTORY

OUR HERITAGE

Key Dates

From 1459 the Hall has been constantly renovated, repurposed and even confiscated by a monarch! 
1471
Weavers and Tuckers given four acres of land
By 1490
Shearmen were added to the Weavers and Tuckers
1564
Guild receives Grant of Arms
1576
After the reformation a first floor was added
Tuckers Hall
1620
Royal Charter granted
1634
Oak panelling installed in upper hall
1769
Exeter Bank in Cathedral Yard was opened
1700s
The beginnings of a new defence - the Royal Navy
1936
Electricity installed
2004
Membership expanded to local business people
2020
New railings depicting the process of cloth making
Tuckers Hall new railings in Exeter on Fore Street
HERITAGE

HISTORY ARTICLES

Our 400th anniversary by Royal Charter granted by King James I

Granted on 24th July 1620, our 400th anniversary celebrations were postposed by one year due to the Coronavirus. Enjoy a recording of the event.

Tuckers Hall

A brief history

Our journey from our early history to today and onto tomorrow Wool and water Clothmaking in Exeter was well established, probably dating back to Roman times, due to to proliference of both sheep and water from the river Exe, for power and washing. Walking hand in hand In 1471 the guilds or fraternity of clothworkers

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The Incorporation

In 1931 the modern world came to Tuckers Hall with the introduction of electricity, while part of the old world was re-discovered when medieval wall paintings were found hidden beneath the oak panelling of the upper chamber.

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