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Important announcement!

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 let us know here.

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
Geoffrey Theodore Garratt M.B.E. MA
Posted Monday March 23, 2020
Posted Friday March 20, 2020
Philip Gourd, in his Own Words
Posted Friday March 6, 2020


Events and happenings past and present in and around Bishopsteignton

Recent posts
Day Six
Posted Sunday March 29, 2020
Day Five
Posted Saturday March 28, 2020
Day Four
Posted Friday March 27, 2020


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
St. John’s House
Posted Monday July 29, 2019


Lock Down News

Posted Friday March 27, 2020
Our Beautiful River Teign

So, how is the Lock Down affecting you? We at BH have unfortunately had to postpone our VE Day programme for the time being, but hopefully, later in the summer, we can resurrect some of the events and party like it’s 1945! Meanwhile we have started a new page on the site , a COVID …


COVID19 cancellation

Posted Thursday March 19, 2020

Unfortunately, due to the current crisis we have been forced to cancel the Jam and Jerusalem talk by the W.I. on Wed 25th March. We hope to bring you this and lots of other events later in the year, when this crisis has passed. We were due to have our programme of events for the …


The Story So Far March 2020

Posted Tuesday March 3, 2020
DIG for VICTORY poster

Following a second programme meeting with various representatives of village interest groups, lots of events and projects have been agreed on and the printed programme content is almost completed. Events start in March and continue through to December, although some are not finalised  we will keep everyone posted throughout the year. We have sorted out …