Page updated 6 October 2008
This name was first recorded in 1225 and probably derived from 'the place where barrels are made'. Curiously, the street is purely residential and the Hoopern Valley, lies at the top end. The valley stretches from Taddiford up to Pennsylvania and forms one side of the University grounds. There are still cows grazing, within the city boundary, and the valley forms an important country park in the north of Exeter.
A view of the Hoopern Valley from Prince of Wales Road - the University is behind the photographer. Hoopern Street, Danes Road and the fire station are on the opposite side of the valley.
The Hoopern Valley from Prince of Wales Road.
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