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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
Alice Mary Major
Posted Monday June 24, 2019
Bishopsteignton audio memories
Posted Friday April 26, 2019
Blacksmiths of Fore Street
Posted Friday March 22, 2019


Events and happenings past and present in and around Bishopsteignton

Recent posts
2019 Heritage Scrapbooking Project
Posted Tuesday July 9, 2019
Bishopsteignton video memories
Posted Tuesday June 4, 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
Coombe Cottage, Colway Cross
Posted Monday October 14, 2019
St. John’s House
Posted Monday July 29, 2019


The Story so Far October2019

Posted Monday October 14, 2019

Attendance at our Molly Coombe Memorial Lecture on October 9th was very good, thanks to all who came and we hope you were entertained and enlightened. We are now gearing up for our Open Day here at BH, on October 26th at the Community Centre, from 2pm until 4pm. We would like as many people …



Posted Friday September 27, 2019
VE Day programme 1995

In order to start preparing for our village VE Day Celebrations next year BH would like to invite you to an Open Day at the Community Centre on Saturday October 26th, from 2pm to 4pm. Join us for a cup of tea, look at our new HUB and chat about what we are doing there. …


V.E.Day Preparations

Posted Wednesday September 18, 2019

Here at BH we are starting our preparations for the V.E.Day celebrations next year. We shall be arranging a programme of events around the theme of ‘Bishopsteignton during WWII’ throughout the year, and especially during the week of 4th to 9th May 2020. We shall be working alongside other groups in the village to participate …