Public Launch of Parish History Project – Monday, 30 November 2015 at 2.30 pm in Colyton Town Hall Local historian, Todd Gray, who is based at Exeter University, will launch the event for us with an illustrated lecture on the national significance of the Chamber of Feoffees’ Archive and the history of the Parish of.. read more →

The first meeting of the Project steering group was held in the Feoffees’ Board Room in the Town Hall on Thursday, 29 October. Participants included representatives of the CPHS, the Chamber of Feoffees and our consultants on the Project – Freeline. Discussions included ideas for possible research topics, recruitment and training of volunteers, planning a.. read more →

Today, Colyton Parish History Society (CPHS), in cooperation with Colyton Chamber of Feoffees, has been awarded £59,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Chamber, formed in 1546 provided an early form of local government responsible for social improvement. The grant is to fund an important project, digitising and conserving nearly 500 years of archives.. read more →

Mr Michael Gurton, Chairman of the Colyton Branch of the Royal British Legion, today presented Mrs Marian Sydenham, Chairman and Mr John Cochrane a member, of Colyton Parish History Society, with a copy of the Branch’s contribution to the RBL’s ‘Devon Remembers’ project. The book will be on display at Colyton Heritage Centre. Mr Gurton.. read more →

An historic re-enactment of Colyton’s role in the events surrounding the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685 was staged in the town on Saturday, 13th June 2015. Colyton became known as the ‘most rebellious town in Devon” as more citizens from Colyton joined the Protestant rebellion against a Catholic King in 1685 than from any other town… read more →