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The Story of Bishopsteignton

Our aim is to tell the “Story of Bishopsteignton”, its history, geology and geography, its people, businesses, homes and gardens through a mixture of digital and physical artefacts, events and information. To this end we will consider the village itself as the “museum” with the Heritage Centre at its heart.

Bishopsteignton Heritage provides a unique facility which interprets the story of the Bishopsteignton area through its heritage and enables the local community and others to become involved in enjoyable learning opportunities by sharing experiences, including digital and physical artefacts, events and information.

You are most welcome to visit and view the archive at the Community Centre between 10am and 2pm Tuesdays and Fridays or by appointment.

Become a researcher

The content on this website is entirely produced by volunteer researchers who have investigated the aspects of Bishopsteignton life, past and present, that most interests them.

We are always keen to hear from anyone who would like to join our happy band of researchers. Through collaboration many people have discovered information about their homes, families and environment which constantly engenders more exciting knowledge and new avenues of enquiry.

If you would like to be part of this fascinating project, please do get in touch. Come to one of our regular meetings or click here.


Alice Major wedding to James French 1908

People living in, who have lived in or are connected to Bishopsteignton

Recent posts
Mrs E. Quantick…in her own words
Posted Friday December 13, 2019
Lewis Back
Posted Tuesday December 10, 2019
John Michael Dixon
Posted Tuesday December 10, 2019


Events and happenings past and present in and around Bishopsteignton

Recent posts
Lewis Back
Posted Tuesday December 10, 2019
John Michael Dixon
Posted Tuesday December 10, 2019
Frederick Charles Paget
Posted Friday December 6, 2019


Steam train on riverside line
Steam train on riverside line

Flora, fauna, geology, geography and archeology of Bishopsteignton.

Recent posts
Rails Through Bishopsteignton
Posted Tuesday May 21, 2019
Posted Tuesday November 27, 2018
Posted Monday November 19, 2018


Facts, figures and history of places found in and around Bishopsteignton Parish.

Recent posts
Posted Friday December 6, 2019
Coombe Cottage, Colway Cross
Posted Monday October 14, 2019


Merry Xmas !

Posted Tuesday December 10, 2019
Xmas Social BH 2019

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and researchers who came to our Xmas social yesterday, and thank you to Michael J Smith and the team at the Old Commercial Inn for making us so welcome. It was great to catch up with you all and to introduce new people to our trustees and to …


Maggie Sullivan

Posted Thursday December 5, 2019
Maggie Sullivan from Millennium Video

It is with great regret that we mourn the passing of Maggie Sullivan, who died peacefully on Nov 30th. Maggie was a well-loved personality in the village and was very involved with the Bishopsteignton Museum in earlier years. She was responsible for building the model of Bishopsteignton that was on display at the Village Festival …


The Story So Far November 2019

Posted Tuesday November 5, 2019

On October 9th we hosted the Molly Coombe Memorial Lecture at St. Johns. It was well attended and there was an enthusiastic response from the audience. We had a few sound problems, which we shall have to address before the next talk, but on the whole it was well received. Most of the month has …