Colyton Parish History Society


Discover why Colyton was the "Most rebellious town in Devon"

King's Street The Church  Vicarage Street

Guided walking tours of Colyton are available every Thursday afternoon from 5 April to the end of September 2018.

The tours take place regardless of weather and start at 2.00 pm from the town car park in Dolphin Street. They last approximately an hour.

Tours consist of a gentle stroll with frequent stops around the town, they ending up at the Heritage Centre and the adjacent tea rooms.

Booking is not required. All profits go to support our Heritage Centre and other local history projects. Cost £3 per person - under sixteens go free.

Why Colyton is known as the 'most rebellious town' in Devon?

  • What lies behind some of the high stone walls?
  • What are the origins of the Chamber of Feoffees? Established in 1546 to do 'good, godly and commendable deeds' for the Parish of Colyton. It continues to do to this day.
  • What part did Colyton play in the Saxon, Roman, Norman, Tudor and Civil War Periods?
  • What industries contributed to the development and wealth of the town?
  • Learn about the C15th Merchant's House - where the Heritage Centre is based. It has medieval wall painting and other historic features
  • Learn about the origins of St Andrew's Church and its fine octagonal lantern tower
  • Learn how Colyton's architectural features can unlock the history of so many buildings.

At other times (not Thursdays) organised guided walking tours for groups of ten or more can be arranged by telephoning 01297 552514

Or to email for WALKS ONLY
Click the email address below.

For all other queries please use the Contact Us button on the left-hand menu

Self Guided tours

If you can't manage one of the above dates, there is always our our history trail leaflet (price £1) with a map and notes for exploring Colyton's historical streets and buildings. This can be obtained from The Heritage Centre, Market Place, Colyton, or the Little Shop (opposite).

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