West Town Meadow
West Town Meadow was part of Town Farm, during the 20th Century this pasture was taken into use by the council to provide the first council houses in the village of Bishopsteignton.
The plot is recorded in the Tithe apportionment as West Town meadow – pasture – part of 3 acres and 10 perches in the occupation of Joanna Harvey. The Land Owner is Rev. John Comyns. (Church land)
These are first houses built by the local authority in between the wars. They are constructed of Kingsteignton bricks. The kilns were near Newton Abbot Race Course.
At the time of completion the workmanship and materials were such that the rent was too much for those that the properties were intended for. The first inhabitants were, the postman, the district nurse, the village policeman and an architect.
No. 1 William G Apps – Water bailiff and Insurance Agent.(As per Kelly’s Directory)
No. 2 Frederick J Dearke – Lengthman – GWR.
No.3. William Crocker – Police Constable
No.4 Francis Hellyer – Auxiliary postman (retired blacksmith)
No.5. Olivia Gill – widow
No. 6. Albert Passmore – Agricultural labourer
No. 7 Frank Causley – Plumber
No. 8 Walter Bridgeman – Architect and surveyor