The Book of Bishops Tawton - A Village Full of Memories, by Sarah Amery, Judy Luxford and Linda Sanders

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The Book of Bishops Tawton - A Village Full of Memories, by Sarah Amery, Judy Luxford and Linda Sanders
The Book of Bishops Tawton - A Village Full of Memories, by Sarah Amery, Judy Luxford and Linda Sanders

Published by Halsgrove in 2014, 160 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6237)

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From the front inside fly leaf: Bishops Tawton, a village nestling beneath Codden Hill and alongside the River Taw, has a varied and intriguing history ranging from a possible Bishop's Palace to a unique listed 'three seater' toilet.

This book does not attempt to offer a definitive history of Bishops Tawton, but is a fascinating collection of living memories, photographs, historical facts, local folklore and family stories. Bishops Tawton is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as consisting of "80 villagers and 11 smallholders who have 100 ploughs." Until the mid twentieth century, like many other country parishes, it was a thriving and largely self-sufficient community despite being only 2 miles from the centre of Barnstaple. It continues to evolve and change in the twenty-first century.

This book offers a walk through the past, and presents a fascinating miscellany of photographs, facts, anecdotes and priceless memories of the past before they disappear forever.
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