Colyton Parish History Society




The Colyton Parish History Society's Heritage Centre

The Society's Heritage Centre is located in the Merchant's House, Market Square, Colyton, EX24 6JR

Coyton History Heritage Centre
The Merchant's House Colyton, The Heritage Centre and Tea rooms

Thanks to the vision and generosity of a local benefactor, the Parish History Society now has a permanent home in the Merchant's House. The Heritage Centre and tea rooms were originally a single building known as the merchants house. It is now a listed grade II property displaying many fine features. The moulded beams, elegeant plastered ceiling, timber panelling and fine stone fireplace probably date from the latter part of the16th century.

For more information on the Merchants tea rooms and the Heritage Centre click: http://www.colytonheritagecentre.org
Open from April to October
Admission Free
Opening hours:

Monday,Tuesday,Thursday, Friday
10.00am to 4.00pm
Wednesday 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Saturday 10.00am to 12.30pm

The building on the right is the Heritage Centre containing:

  • Family History Research Room
  • Colyton family records, Colyton photos and archives
  • Literature, gifts and mementoes
  • Exhibitions

The building on the left houses the Merchant's Tea Rooms and Tea Garden. The Merchant's Tea rooms are an independant organisation located next to the Heritage Centre building.

Medieval wall painting 

This remarkable medieval wall painting was discovered above the fireplace and is believed to be 16th century. The painting was restored in the latter half of the 20th century and a glass cover framed in oak provided protection.


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