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Parish Census Search Tool

Census search tool header image - family items from the Bishopsteignton Heritage archives

As part of our ongoing Online Database Interface (ODIN) project we have created a search tool enabling you to search the Bishopsteignton Parish Censuses 1841 – 1939.

Let us know what you think!

Parish Census Search Tool


Important announcement - Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

We are keen to make a permanent record of Bishopsteignton's various reactions to the present Corona Virus situation as part of our village's collective heritage. Every day we will publish a new page including the most recent Government announcements and invite you to comment on how you feel and what you have been up to as a result. Please have a look at the lockdown story so far and tell us how it's affecting you.

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

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

Ken Dawe Interview 3: Cider, Wine and Fire

Posted Friday September 11, 2020

Ken Dawe Interview 2: Early Farming

Posted Wednesday September 2, 2020

Ken Dawe Interview 1: Early life and Family

Posted Tuesday August 25, 2020


Events and happenings past and present in and around Bishopsteignton

Recent posts

HMS Argonaut

World War Two  
Posted Friday June 5, 2020

La Roche Maurice in World War Two

World War Two  
Posted Thursday May 21, 2020


Steam train on riverside line
Steam train on riverside line

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

Recent posts

Rails Through Bishopsteignton

Air   Rail   Transport  
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

Twinning – La Roche Maurice

Events   Organisations  
Posted Thursday May 21, 2020

Cross House

Historic buildings  
Posted Thursday April 16, 2020

Park Farm or Sperke

Posted Thursday April 9, 2020


The Start of our Farming Season

Posted Wednesday August 26, 2020
Ken Dawe outside Ashill Farmhouse

This month’s offering from Bishopsteignton Heritage is the first section of an audio interview , undertaken earlier this year, with Ken Dawe of Ashill Farm and The Old Walls Vineyard. In this section Ken talks about his childhood in Bishopsteignton and his family history. His grandfather Clifford Wallis, headmaster of the primary school, his own …


The Latest from BH

Posted Friday July 17, 2020
The Graves family on November 22nd 1917 Standing: Rosaleen, Charles, Alfred, John. Sitting: Robert, Amy, Clarissa.

The latest article to be published his week is one on Dr Rosaleen Cooper, nee Graves. Dr Cooper was the village GP for many years, but was also a published poet, sister of the war poet Robert Graves, and sister of the artist Clarissa Graves. She came to our attention when Teignmouth Museum offered us …


Shops and Businesses

Posted Thursday June 18, 2020
Milestone Cafe

Here at BH we would like to hear from anyone who would like to contribute to an article about how you or your family or business has dealt with lockdown, and how you are intending to continue as we start to come out of lockdown and things open up again. We want to document current …