Chairman, Tony Underdown and members of the Colyton Chamber of Feoffees were welcomed to the Heritage Centre on Wednesday evening, 16 November by Mrs Marian Sydenham, Chairman of CPHS and members of the Project Steering Committee for an update on progress with the Parish History Project. The Feoffees were shown the new digitizing equipment and.. read more →

  We have had a really good start to the season with some very interesting visitors to the Heritage Centre, a training session for volunteers and some new displays including our medieval merchant mannequin Ken – kindly supplied by John Forrester Addie. We were visited by ‘Charlie’ who was a pupil of St Jude’s School,.. read more →

Dr Todd Gray will be guest speaker at the Annual Parish Council meeting at the Feoffees Town Hall at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 20 April 2016 and will be speaking about some of the forgotten history of Colyton. read more →

Editor’s Note Something that has puzzled me since I became Bailiff to the Chamber of Feoffees just over 3 years ago is why the good citizens of Colyton paid King Henry VIII 1000 marks and not in pounds for the seized Courtenay estates in Colyton?  And what was a mark worth? I mentioned this to.. read more →

23 Mar 2016
March 23, 2016

Walking Tours of Colyton – 2016

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2.      Weekly Walking Tours of Colyton   Weekly walking tours of Colyton with experienced local guides begin again on Thursday 7 April and run through to 29 September 2016.  The tours take place every week regardless of weather.  This year there will be a special heraldic banner display in the town centre. Walks begin.. read more →

Heritage Centre – 2016 Opening Times                         The Heritage Centre  will re-open for our third season on Monday 11 April, and will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 till 4, and 10 to 1 on Saturdays. We are opening a little.. read more →

23 Mar 2016
March 23, 2016

King Charles Visits Colyton

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          An exciting discovery was made recently at a meeting of the Parish History Project Steering Group,  held in the  Feoffees’ Town Hall boardroom.  Professor Todd Gray was taking the opportunity to examine some of the Feoffees’ historic records.  Randomly opening a book of records and accounts dating from the 17th.. read more →

John Forrester Addie dressed in a costume typical of a wealthy merchant from the late medieval period – which he made himself. Such an outfit may well have been worn by the owner of the Merchant’s House in Market Place, Colyton now home to the Heritage Centre. John’s handiwork will be on display in the.. read more →

Colyton Parish History Project was officially launched on 30 November 2015, by local historian Todd Gray. Funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Project will tell the history of the Parish of Colyton and will digitize and preserve the nationally important archives of the Chamber of Feoffees. The event was organised to.. read more →

26 Nov 2015
November 26, 2015

Ceramtec’s Final Farewell to Colyton

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In a charming and heart warming gesture, Neil Bygrave, MD of Ceramtec today presented Mrs Marian Sydenham, Chairman of Colyton Parish History Society, with a number of items reflecting the contribution of Ceramtec to the social history and development of Colyton. Items included albums of photographs depicting the history of Ceramtec here in Colyton –.. read more →