The Civil War & Colcombe Castle

During the Civil War of 1642 the town appears not to have taken sides but nonetheless found itself on a route between opposing forces.

There were many skirmishes in the streets and disruption to its population as burial records demonstrate.

Colcombe Castle, garrisoned for the King was much destroyed in a reprisal raid by Parliamentary troops.


Further Reading & Information

You can read more about this and other aspects of the town’s past in ‘Colyton History Revealed’