The Book of North Tawton

The Book of North Tawton Celebrating An Ancient Market Town contains a wealth of information.

North Tawton was, at the time of Domesday, Tawetona or Tawland, this referring to its position by the River Taw. In 1199, markedly known as ‘Cheping Tawton’. [1]

North Tawton is a small town in the central area of beautiful Devonshire countryside.

The wool trade ensured North Tawton’s prosperity, as evidenced in its heyday by the numerous shops and services along the town streets and The Square.

The Book of North Tawton

Large hardback book of 160 pages containing over 250 historical photographs, maps, drawings and illustrations.

The history of the community of North Tawton Town as compiled and authored by members of the community: Alison Baker, David Hoare, and local historian Dr Jean Shields BEM.

Celebration of local distinctiveness, an attempt to preserve for future generations the unique cultural heritage which makes North Tawton what it is today.”

The Book of North Tawton is part of the Halsgrove series of parish books, first published November 2002 and reprinted October 2011.

Presently available at North Tawton Post Office in The Square.

Name Index for the book, compiled by Michael Steer, available to read on GENUKI page.

You may be interested in reading:

1. ‘Place-names in Devon’ by Chips Barbour, 1999, Page 23.

The Book of North Tawton on North Tawton Town Accessible Website © 2010-2024.