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Welcome to the Bishopsteignton website

Welcome to Bishopsteignton, south Devon. Bishopsteignton is situated on the hillside to the north of the beautiful Teign Estuary, between the towns of Teignmouth and Newton Abbot. This website aims to provide comprehensive information about living in, working in, or visiting Bishopsteignton.

Latest news from Bishopsteignton

Community Tidy Day - Lawns End 2014


It's that time of year again, please join us at this event to help keep your village looking tidy. We meet at the car park at Lawns End Recreation Ground to do some weeding. litter picking and general maintenance there as well as at the Village Green. Feel free to contact me to name other areas you feel may need a little TLC.

Please wear weather suitable attire and if you can bring some tools/gardening gloves, this will be a real help.

If you feel you may need it, I know I will, also bring yourself a flask of something hot to drink. Squash and homemade cakes and biscuits to be provided for those working hard!

If you have any queries regarding this please do not hesitate to contact me

Kim Ford, Parish Clerk on 870170 or email

Halloween Fancy Dress Party

Friday 31st October 7:30 - 11.00 pm at Redrock Brewery in aid of the Andy Gunn Foundation.

For more details see this  larger poster or click the image.

Letter from a BOAG admirer

The website has received the following letter and whilst it isn't a news item we thought that readers would be interested.

Dear Bishopsteignton,

What a fabulous idea to create such stunning pieces of art for the community out of rubbish which it has produced. How did I find out about this? Through Gill Greatorex’s letter in the National Trust magazine. I hope that other communities follow your lead.

I was fascinated by the history of the village and feel that I can add some evidence to the Roman presence in the village. I spent my first nine years (1956-65) living in what was then called St. Anne’s cottage on Radway Hill. My parents then changed its name to Spinnaker Cottage and that has morphed into Spin Acre Cottage. When I was six, I was digging in the front garden, just to the right of the gate as you look at the cottage, and discovered a Roman coin which was minted in AD 156. I still have that coin.

Four years ago I visited Bishopsteignton to show my husband where I grew up and shared various stories with the then owner (Simon Foster?). Perhaps he has shared them with the village as I was able to answer several mysteries which had puzzled him for years. I also amazed him by recounting how I wrote my name on the wall of our garage as it was being built, even remembering where that signature was within the building – he had thought of photographing the signature before painting over it, never thinking that he would come face-to-face with its author. I wonder if he has been brave enough to uncover the old flagstone floor yet?

I have plenty of tales of life in the village from that time, before we moved across the river to Ringmore. Do let me know if you would like to have any stories.

With kind regards,
Clive Marks

Museum and Surgery

Museum and Surgery Planning Application

Bishopsteignton Museum Charitable Trust submitted plans, at the end of July, to Teignbridge District Council for a museum and a surgery along with two houses on the Flow Lane site.

The plans 14/02325/FUL can be viewed online  and we hope you take the opportunity to view the plans and express your views. Comments can also be sent by email or by letter Forde House, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX

Bishopsteignton Parish Council have kindly offered to host the designs in the Council Offices in the Community Centre and are on view to the public on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10am to 12, noon.  There is also opportunity for visitors to leave comments for the board of trustees.

Both the Green Surgery and Ross the Chemist have information on the project.

This application is proving controversial and since the Website has no facility for a forum we have reduced the statement received from the Trustees to this statement of fact only - Webmaster (26 August 2014)

About Bishopsteignton village & website

Bishopsteignton is a historical village, with spectacular views across the Teign Estuary and surrounding countryside. The village offers a range of local shops, two pubs, a hotel and restaurants, vineyard, coffee shop, micro brewery, churches, primary school and sports facilities. The village's location means that it offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local countryside, with numerous public footpaths across the surrounding hills.

Local businesses, offering products and services to people in Bishopsteignton and the surrounding areas, can be found on the village businesses pages, so check these pages if you are looking for shops, pubs, restaurants, local trades people (such as decorators, plumbers, gardeners, carpenters or builders), or for other local services (such as financial services, property services, hair and beauty, pet care services etc.).

This website provides information about things to do in the village, detailing the local clubs and societies, as well as listing what's on. You can also find out more about the history of the village, local public services, news stories from the village and weather reports and tide times for the local area.

Something that you want to buy or sell? You can also post classifed ads on our ad board.

Please use the menu to the left, or the shortcut links at the top of each page to browse the Bishopsteignton Village Website. If you have any comments or feedback, feel free to email


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