Dingle’s Department Store, Exeter

Cyril Arthur Farey was a well-regarded architect and watercolour painter. This drawing of Dingles (later House of Fraser) is a visual record of a pivotal moment in the architectural history of Exeter’s shopping area. Princesshay opened in the 1950s. It was the first pedestrianised shopping street in the country. It replaced the pre-war area known as Bedford Circus that was heavily damaged during the Second World War. This painting also records a time when cars were permitted on the High Street, an area restricted to bicycles and public transport today.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
92/2002/1
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
Watercolour on Paper
Common Name
Dingle’s Department Store, Exeter
Simple Name
Drawing
Period Classification
Modern (1945-)
Production Town
LondonLondon
Production Country
England; England
Production Date
1949
Production Person Initials
Cyril ArthurJohn J
Production Person Surname
FareyAdams
Production Year Low

Production Year High


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Dingle’s Department Store, Exeter