Exeter House

For Exeter House, London see Exeter Exchange Exeter House stood in Exeter Street, Derby up until 1854. Charles Aslin's Magistrates Courts were built on the site during 1935, but were closed at the beginning of 2004. This building now stands empty and boarded up, its fate not yet decided by the City Council. This is where Charles Edward Stuart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie" or "The Young Pretender") took up residence in 1745 and held his "Council Of War". Below is an extract from Stephen Glover's History of Derby (1843):