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

Huntly – The Officers Home

Part Three 1949-2020 The Officers Home In 1949 Huntly was sold to the Officers Association to replace an existing retirement home for officers in Frimley. The residents in Frimley relocated in January 1950. Points of note from the outset: The Home was open to...

Huntly Hydro and Health Spa

Part Two 1878-1949 Huntly Hydro and Health Resort. For much of the period 1878 to 1949, Huntly operated as a hotel and health resort. Successive Kelly’s directories list Charles Carpenter as the proprietor of a hydropathic establishment.  Charles Frederick...

Twinning – La Roche Maurice

The sign is evident as you approach and leave the village. There is even a special walkway named after them as you head towards Teignmouth. So where is La Roche Maurice and how and why did the twinning connection start with Bishopsteignton?   How did it start?...

Huntly – the Original Owners

Part One 1813-1878 Alexander Gordon Huntly was built in 1813. It was described by the churchwardens as “newly erected” and built by the local builder Thomas Boone. The first owner was Alexander Gordon (c1763 to 1846). Alexander Gordon was the son of Captain John...

Occupiers of Cross House: 1524 – 1950

  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 Shute...

The Bishops and their Palace

The Bishops' Palace is on the site of a Benedictine monastery in the "Old Walls" area of Bishopsteignton. 11th Century In 1042 AD Edward the Confessor became King and Crediton was the seat of the Bishops of Devon and Cornwall. He appointed Leofric who was his...

A History of Delamore

Before the building of Delamore House, the ground was part of West Town Tenement, the property of John Comyns. The Comyns family were major land owners who lived at Wood from 1732 to 1957. John Comyns was parson of St John the Baptist Church from 1801 to 1856....