Stay in Devon! A letter written by Rachael Heathman, mother of Rowena Bradnam, who was with her grandmother, Lavinia Back, in Bishopsteignton when WWII was declared. “On Saturday 2nd 1939, my sisters and I were due to return home from our holiday with my...
A summary of the occupiers of Cross House, Fore Street, Bishopsteignton, taken from the official parish records, 16th, 17th, 18th early 19th Century. W.D. Cleland, Bishopsteignton Village and Lanes, published 1933. ‘Cross House is situated at the top of...
Park seems to be a late form of the older form Sperke. In the Middle Ages a park was a large enclosed area where the landowner could hunt game. 16th Century 1580 The Burial Register records the burial of...
Saxon The derivation of this name is from the Old English words Stiniele meaning stone house (or important house). and Ryx meaning by the reeds or it might be from Rex, a leader. The estate was apparently named before the Saxon Leoffa settled at Luton and named it. By...
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