Lower Market, Fore Street, Exeter, Devon

Lower Market, Fore Street, Exeter, Devon
Photograph taken July 1942 © Historic England Archive ref: BB42/01177

The photograph records the damage done to this building during a bombing raid on 4th May 1942. Exeter and a number of other cities were targeted by Hitler in revenge for Air Marshal Harris' bombing campaign against German cities in 1942. The Lower Market was designed by Charles Fowler, architect, as a butchers' market. It opened on Friday, 9th December 1836 and was demolished after the war. He also designed the Higher Market in Queen Street which survived the blitz and later became part of the Guildhall Shopping Centre.


Devon Exeter


World War Two (1939 - 1945)


bomb damage blitz market