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Exwick is an historic parish and manor in Devon, England, which today is a north-western suburb of the City of Exeter. Its name is derived from the River Exe, which forms its eastern boundary. It is also an Ecclesiastical parish and an electoral ward.
Mentioned in the Doomsday book it was the site of farms, orchards and mills. Exwick meaning farm by the river Exe.
Being on the edge of the Exe floodplain Milling was very important in Exwick. A leat from the Exe was dug before the Doomsday book was compiled. Other industries formally in the area: cloth making, aeroparts and baking. One that still carries on, wooden flooring.
There were a number of large houses in the area including Cleve House which became a Guide Dogs for the Blind training centre in the 1950s. Later it became private houses and the site of a new primary school.
The Mallet family bought Exwick Mill
Another important family with an Exwick Connection were the Gibbs. Andrew Gibbs from Clyst St Mary in Exeter, following several adventures, was involved in setting up a cloth business in 1778[circular reference]
Oftened used as a location for painters to look back at Exeter
Frances Towne 1773
Joseph Turner 1811
Railway services are provided at Exeter St Davids station, which is a short walk away from Exwick on the eastern side of the river.
Exwick's Flood Gate, From Exeter Memories
- Antony Gibbs & Sons
- William Gibbs (businessman)