Reception and Book launch: James Clark’s “The Dissolution of the Monasteries: A New History”

You are warmly invited to a reception to mark the publication of James Clark’s book, The Dissolution of the Monasteries. A New History (Yale). As well as a chance to hear a little about the book and its back-story this is an opportunity to step inside Exeter’s oldest building after recent restoration works and as its new £250k National Heritage Lottery Fund project gets underway. We do hope you will join us.

To help us plan, please book a free ticket here.  Doors open at 5:30 for a 6pm start.

This event is now fully booked.

Founded by William the Conqueror in 1087, St Nicholas Priory was home to Benedictine monks for over 400 years and is the oldest building in Exeter. In 1536, like other monasteries, it was closed and the remains became the home of wealthy Tudor merchants.


St Nicholas Priory is in Mint Lane with walking access from Fore Street or Bartholomew Street West.
The nearest car park is Mary Arches Street (5 mins). Parking at Smythen Street and Harlequin Shopping Centre is also available.  Exeter Central railway station (10 mins). The bus station is a 15-minute walk away with many buses stopping on the High Street (1o mins).


Unfortunately, only the ground floor of our building is wheelchair-accessible.

Accessible loos and nappy-changing facilities.

If you have any questions or concerns about your visit, please email me on


Oct 21 2021


17:30 - 19:30




St Nicholas Priory
Mint Lane, Off Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3BL
This event is now fully booked.