Books

The Society has issued a number of publications:

The Townscape Review and Design Statement for Topsham was published jointly with the Topsham Community Association in 2005 following public consultation. The document offers the views of many of Topsham’s residents about the town’s built environment, unique character and future challenges. It offers guidance to local people, planners and developers about how the Topsham community wishes its buildings, streets, landscape and estuary setting to be conserved and enhanced. These local views were expressed at two large and successful exhibitions in Topsham and have been captured in this detailed and illustrated document, which includes a brief history of Topsham’s development and guidance on future construction. £5.

Topsham : A Framework for a Local Plan – A Townscape Review and Design Statement for Topsham : 2012 Update updates the original Townscape Review and Design Statement, examining changes in the town and in planning policies. The document was published following an exhibition and public consultation in September 2011. £5

Topsham: An Account Of Its Streets and Buildings (first published in 1971 and revised and enlarged in 2005) is an account by Topsham residents, co-ordinated by local historian the late Caroline Obussier, describing the town’s development in the context of its geographical setting and its historic role as a port. It also chronicles the changes to individual buildings of significance in the Topsham conservation area. This has recently (April 2015) been reprinted.

Topsham – History and Mystery by Dorothy M Guest was first published in 1972. It gives an outline of Topsham’s history, illustrated by the drawings of Juliette Simmonds-Roads. £2

The Topsham Calendar is produced annually by the Society except every third year when there is a calendar produced by the Topsham Art Group.

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