Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Exeter, New Hampshire

Last September we went on holiday to America and for the second part of our trip stayed in a town called Exeter in New Hampshire.  Exeter is a fairly small town, but a lovely one and has many buildings that those of us from England would think of as quintessential New England architecture.  The town is named after Exeter in Devon England.

The town was founded by Rev. J. Wheelwright after he purchased land there in 1638.  He took 175 others with him to start the town.

There were several really lovely shops and there seemed to be many fascinating places to visit, but sadly we just didn't have time to see them all as we were only there for a short period of time.

One afternoon when we came back from somewhere else we went for a drive and I took some photos of some of the lovely houses and other buildings.  Some are a little blurry, but you will get the idea of how lovely the town and the houses are.

If you ever happen to be in the area I would recommend it as a place to visit and stay!

Oh, and I should say that not all of the buildings are painted white or cream, but a lot are!!














 
 


















Amy

p.s. Yes, I know, only just posting photos from a year ago!  Yikes!

36 comments:

  1. My goodness, those houses are gorgeous. I love that New England clapboard-style house, some of them in Kent are similar, are they not? They look like a film set, don't they? I can imagine their spacious interiors, too, with lovely wood floors, and shutters at the windows (fewer curtains that we have here, perhaps) ... thank you for sharing these lovely photos of wonderful houses with us, Amy.
    Margaret P

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  2. Looks like a very pretty place to visit certainly some interesting buildings.

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  3. A year ago maybe, but the photos are worth waiting for!

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  4. I love these houses - if only I could pick one up and bring it over here! Like you, I have photos lurking in folders that haven't yet made it into the blog - I must have a major sorting out session sometime soon!!

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  5. The houses all look amazing - and huge! I bet they'd take a lot of dusting! ;o)

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  6. Thank you for this post. Many times I wonder if it was to live in America, where would I like to live. Now I think I now: Exeter, New Hampshire. :)

    And what is the problem of posting pictures from last year ? I do that all the time - and even older ones !

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  7. A beautiful array of homes in my favourite styles! I love New England architecture! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. You are right, this is how we all imagine New England to be. It's picture-perfect, such beautiful houses, and certainly worth posting even a year later. Hugs from Bosnia.

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  9. Thank you Amy, it is so enjoyable to see your lovely pictures of Exeter, and the New England architecture I love. Many of these houses are just like the ones where my daughter lives, a bit further north and over the border in Ontario - not far in continental terms :) I particularly like the public building with the green cupola - beautiful.

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  10. These really are beautiful homes ... smalltown USA at its best :)
    Wendy

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  11. I love the style of New England buildings x

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  12. Well, you know I do love me a small town. And I especially love that there's actually a yard around the homes; not like now where everything is built so close together. And don't even get me started about building here where there's no space for parking or for a green space. Have a great afternoon. Tammy

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  13. I just love the buildings in New England, I hope to go there 1 day!x

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  14. What a wonderful and historic town. I love towns like this that have preserved the very old homes. Thanks for sharing even though a year later. :)

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  15. What fun to see you in my neighborhood! Not really, but so close, relatively speaking. I like the cute little bungalow because, at my age, it would be easier to keep,

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  16. Photos of houses are always fun! Very charming!

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  17. It looks a lovely place with some fabulous houses.

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  18. Great photos! New England is one of the parts of our country I've never been to. I've been no further north than New York City. I'd love to go there in the Fall.

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  19. It is odd to see a town that is close to me on someone blog who lives so far away :D Pretty typical New England homes, which I guess I take for granted since I live in New England and see houses like that everyday! I will have to do a post sometime of the town I live in, which is an old mill town. By the way, I live about an hour away from Exeter, which is one of the more wealthy towns in New Hampshire.
    Hugs,
    Beth

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  20. very cool architecture. gorgeous area! ( ;
    the 2 of us r on a history kick, aren't we?
    have u shown ur fall mantle as of yet? maybe i missed it?

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  21. Hello, Amy!
    These houses are so pretty that they almost don't look real (and this is of course a compliment). Thank you for sharing!
    Hugs! xx

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  22. What a lot of pretty historic homes there! Thanks for sharing. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  23. I must look Exeter up when in N.H.I go through Portsmouth on my way to Maine from PA. Did you visit Maine on your trip? I Enjoy your blog! Visit mine sometimes. LIVING AN ORDINARY LIFE. HUGS!

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  24. Aren't they just lovely! I'm not surprised you couldn't resist taking loads of photos, all those lovely shapes and colours. The creamy one with green shutters reminds me of Polesden Lacey for some reason. x

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  25. I visited Exeter in late June of this year. It's truly a charming town, one HUGE photo op. ;)

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  26. I think I need to visit England and let you be my tour guide. You visit the best places!

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  27. Oh wow! I would love to go to that part of America especially in Autumn. Fabulous pictures Amy, I would love to have a house with American size proportions xx

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  28. Exeter looks a very nice residential town with its pretty clapperboard houses, but I don't like all of those cables running overhead - mind you I don't like to see them here either.

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  29. Gorgeous houses! We've only ever driven through New Hampshire, on our way to Maine. I would love to visit though.

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  30. What a beautiful place, Amy! I've never been there, but I heard it's lovely :)

    xo,
    rue

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  31. I'd love to visit New England one day - it looks gorgeous! What a lot of photos you took! It gives a good idea of the architectural style there. Had the leaves begun to change colour when you were there?
    Cathy x

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  32. Lovely houses...love that style!
    Very much like Canada's East coast!
    Have ax great week!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  33. What pretty houses! It looks a lovely town to visit xx

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  34. Thanks for the snapshots. Don't worry about it being a year ago when they were taken - I still have to blog crochet projects from over a year ago too! Very interesting to see different places.

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  35. Beautiful pictures!!! I would love one day soon to visit New England...especially during autumn.

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  36. So glad that you enjoyed your stay here in the States!!! I know what it is to only have a short time somewhere to just look around a little bit before you have to move along. I went to Dublin Ireland last Oct and had to do the same thing, We took a day trip to Galway from Dublin and had only a little time to enjoy everything.there.
    Kelly

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