There are also records of seven annual fairs, the earliest of which dates from 1130, and all of which continued until at least the early 16th century.During the high medieval period, both the cathedral clergy and the citizens enjoyed access to sophisticated aqueduct systems which brought pure drinking water into the city from springs in the neighbouring parish of St Sidwell's.
Although most of the visible structure is older, the course of the Roman wall was used for Exeter's subsequent city walls.
Thus about 70% of the Roman wall remains, and most of its route can be traced on foot.
A number of rebels were executed in the immediate aftermath of the siege.
The Livery Dole almshouses and chapel at Heavitree were founded in March 1591 and finished in 1594.
Properties owned by Saxon landlords were transferred into Norman hands and, on the death of Bishop Leofric in 1072, the Norman Osbern Fitz Osbern was appointed his successor.
In 1136, early in the Anarchy, Rougemont Castle was held against King Stephen by Baldwin de Redvers.It is the county town of Devon, and the home of Devon County Council.Exeter was the most south-westerly Roman fortified settlement in Britain.Redvers submitted only after a three-month siege, not when the three wells in the castle ran dry, but only after the exhaustion of the large supplies of wine that the garrison was using for drinking, baking, cooking, and putting out fires set by the besiegers.The city held a weekly market for the benefit of its citizens from at least 1213, and by 1281 Exeter was the only town in the south west to have three market days per week.After 18 days, William accepted the city's honourable surrender, swearing an oath not to harm the city or increase its ancient tribute.