Memories of Exeter and the University (part I) - Duryard Halls
I was very sad to find the halls demolished when I went to visit a couple of years ago. They were very out of date even when I graduated back in 1997.
Duryard Halls provided accommodation from 1964 until 2007, latterly for around 650 students. These halls were the residence of Harry Potter author JK Rowling, Punchdrunk director Felix Barrett and pop singer and winner of Pop Idol, Will Young and actor Adam Campbell who shared a room in Hetherington House.
Duryard Halls were spread over four houses, surrounding the old Duryard House and its drive: Moberly named for Walter Hamilton Moberly; Murray, named for John Murray; Hetherington, named for Hector Hetherington; and Jessie Montgomery. In 2007 demolition work started on all the halls, except for Moberly and the grade II listed Duryard House, with the intention of providing seven new accommodation blocks to house 630 students
All images taken by me!
|The stone table|
|All that remains of Hetherington House|
|Looking down on the sad remains of Kay House|
|Grade II listed Duryard House|
|Very sad ....|
|Some very happy times here - sad to see it all gone|