Exeter

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Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England, with a population of 130,428 (mid-2018 est.).wikipedia
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Devon

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Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England, with a population of 130,428 (mid-2018 est.).
The city of Exeter is the county town.

Plymouth

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The city is located on the River Exe approximately 36 mi northeast of Plymouth and 65 mi southwest of Bristol. The South Devon Railway Company extended the line westwards to Plymouth, opening their own smaller station at St Thomas, above Cowick Street.
Plymouth is a port city situated on the south coast of Devon, England, approximately 37 mi south-west of Exeter and 190 mi west-south-west of London.

University of Exeter

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Also situated in Exeter are two campuses of the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus and St Luke's Campus.
The University of Exeter is a public research university in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom.

Devon County Council

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It is the county town of Devon, and the base of Devon County Council.
Based in the city of Exeter, the council covers the non-metropolitan county area of Devon.

Streatham Campus

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Also situated in Exeter are two campuses of the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus and St Luke's Campus.
The Streatham Campus in Exeter, Devon is the largest campus of the University of Exeter.

Exeter Cathedral

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Exeter became a religious centre during the Middle Ages and into the Tudor times: Exeter Cathedral, founded in the mid 11th century, became Anglican during the 16th-century English Reformation.
Exeter Cathedral, properly known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Exeter, is an Anglican cathedral, and the seat of the Bishop of Exeter, in the city of Exeter, Devon, in South West England.

County town

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It is the county town of Devon, and the base of Devon County Council.

Non-metropolitan district

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The administrative area of Exeter has the status of a non-metropolitan district under the administration of the County Council; a plan to grant the city unitary authority status was scrapped under the 2010 coalition government.
Some districts such as Oxford or Exeter have city status, granted by letters patent, but this does not give the local council any extra powers other than the right to call itself a city council.

Fosse Way

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The fort was the southwest terminus of the Fosse Way (Route 15 of the Antonine Itinerary) and served as the base of the 5 000-man Second Augustan Legion (Legio II Augusta) originally led by Vespasian, later Roman Emperor, for the next 20 years before they moved to Caerleon in Wales, which was also known as Isca.
The Fosse Way was a Roman road in England that linked Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) in South West England to Lincoln (Lindum Colonia) in Lincolnshire, via Ilchester (Lindinis), Bath (Aquae Sulis), Cirencester (Corinium) and Leicester (Ratae Corieltauvorum).

River Exe

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The city is located on the River Exe approximately 36 mi northeast of Plymouth and 65 mi southwest of Bristol.
Historically, its lowest bridging point was at Exeter, which is the largest settlement on the river, but there is now a viaduct for the M5 motorway about 3 km south of the city centre.

Topsham, Devon

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A small fort was also maintained at Topsham; a supply depot on the route between the two was excavated at St Loyes on Topsham Road in 2010.
Topsham (, also ) is a town in Exeter in the county of Devon, England, on the east side of the River Exe, immediately north of its confluence with the River Clyst and the former's estuary, between Exeter and Exmouth.

Isca Dumnoniorum

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The Romans established a 42 acre 'playing-card' shaped (rectangle with round corners and two short and two long sides) fort (castrum) named Isca around 55.
Isca Dumnoniorum, also known simply as Isca, was a town in the Roman province of Britannia at the site of present-day Exeter in the English county of Devon in the United Kingdom.

Bristol

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The city is located on the River Exe approximately 36 mi northeast of Plymouth and 65 mi southwest of Bristol.
Bristol's road infrastructure changed dramatically during the 1960s and 1970s with the development of the M4 and M5 motorways, which meet at the Almondsbury Interchange just north of the city and link Bristol with London (M4 eastbound), Swansea (M4 westbound across the Severn Estuary), Exeter (M5 southbound) and Birmingham (M5 northbound).

Dumnonii

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To distinguish the two, the Romans also referred to Exeter as Isca Dumnoniorum, "Watertown of the Dumnonii", and Caerleon as Isca Augusta.
The Roman name of the town of Exeter, Isca Dumnoniorum ("Isca of the Dumnonii"), contains the root *iska- "water" for "Water of the Dumnonii".

Rougemont Castle

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However, William quickly arranged for the building of Rougemont Castle to strengthen Norman control over the area.
Rougemont Castle, also known as Exeter Castle, is the historic castle of the city of Exeter, Devon, England.

Livery Dole

The Livery Dole almshouses and chapel at Heavitree were founded in March 1591 and finished in 1594.
Livery Dole in Exeter, Devon, is an ancient triangular site between what is today Heavitree Road and Magdalen Road, in the eastern suburbs of Exeter.

John Hooker (English constitutionalist)

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When John Hooker was appointed to the city payroll in 1561, he created the Court of Orphans as a municipal government for families broken by the premature death of their major economic source.
1527–1601) of Exeter in Devon, was an English historian, writer, solicitor, antiquary, and civic administrator.

Heavitree

Heavitree, Devon
The Livery Dole almshouses and chapel at Heavitree were founded in March 1591 and finished in 1594.
Heavitree is a historic village and parish situated formerly outside the walls of the City of Exeter in Devon, England, and is today an eastern suburb of that city.

Semper fidelis

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The city's motto, Semper fidelis, is traditionally held to have been suggested by Elizabeth I, in acknowledgement of the city's contribution of ships to help defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588; however its first documented use is in 1660.
This is apparently linked to its use as a motto by the city of Exeter since no later than 1660.

Exeter St David's railway station

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The first railway to arrive in Exeter was the Bristol and Exeter Railway that opened a station at St Davids on the western edge in 1844.
Exeter St David's is the principal railway station serving the city of Exeter in Devon, England.

Bristol and Exeter Railway

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The first railway to arrive in Exeter was the Bristol and Exeter Railway that opened a station at St Davids on the western edge in 1844.
The Bristol & Exeter Railway (B&ER) was an English railway company formed to connect Bristol and Exeter.

Alfred the Great

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Alfred the Great drove them out the next summer.
The Danes broke their word and after killing all the hostages, slipped away under cover of night to Exeter in Devon.

South Devon Railway Company

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The South Devon Railway Company extended the line westwards to Plymouth, opening their own smaller station at St Thomas, above Cowick Street.
The South Devon Railway Company built and operated the railway from Exeter to Plymouth and Torquay in Devon, England.

Exeter, New Hampshire

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When in 1638 Reverend John Wheelwright was exiled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and subsequently established a community on the banks of the Squamscott River, he named the region Exeter after its Devonian counterpart.
Exeter is named after the historic city in Devon, England.

Leofric (bishop)

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Properties owned by Saxon landlords were transferred into Norman hands and, on the death of Bishop Leofric in 1072, the Norman Osbern FitzOsbern was appointed his successor.
Edward appointed Leofric as Bishop of Cornwall and Bishop of Crediton in 1046, but because Crediton was a small town, the new bishop secured papal permission to move the episcopal seat to Exeter in 1050.