“The buildings of Topsham, from the 16th century to the 19th, are so varied, numerous, and individual, that one cannot even begin to catalogue them. It is quite the most rewarding small town in Devon for the student of local styles in building, and probably one of the most interesting in England. The whole feeling of the water-front is remarkable: the decaying shipyards, the rotting hulks on the river mud, the derelict warehouses, nail factories, and quays, the multitudinous cats, the wonderful river views.”
by W.G.Hoskins (1954)

Welcome to the Topsham Society website. The Society believes that Topsham’s residents regard the town with at least the same affection today as W G Hoskins did in Devon over 60 years ago. This website explains our activities and how you can get involved.

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Latest planning applications: The Society will no longer provide weekly lists of planning applications. Anybody who wishes to keep track of applications can search the Exeter City Council Planning Department’s weekly list here. Planning matters are also reported in the Council’s planning news.