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'The King's Beam'

Page updated 11 June 2009

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This iron contraption is included in this section, as it is a monument to a past age. It can be found under the canopy of the transit shed on the quay. It was cast in iron in 1838 by Bodley & Co of Commercial Road. The beam was used by customs officers for suspending weighing scales when assessing the duty on imported goods.

It is marked "A and WC BODLEY / IRON FOUNDERS / EXETER 1838"

There is also a King's Beam at Topsham Quay in front of the Lighter Inn, that was a former Custom House.

The Kings Beam

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