“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.”
Devon 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 50 years ago. This website explains our activities and how you can get involved.
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