Colyton Parish History Society

The Heritage Centre is open with the following restrictions: face masks must be worn thank you, sanitising gel is provided at the door. Only 3 visitors or one family group at any one time because of the limited room size. Please contact us via this website if you have any specific research enquiries you would like help with.

Self-guided Town Walks leaflets, a selection of Local History books and Colyton Tea Towels are all available from The Little Shop in the Market Place.

The Colyton Parish History Society's Heritage Centre

The Society's Heritage Centre is located in the Merchant's House, Market Square, Colyton, EX24 6JR

Coyton History Heritage Centre
The Merchant's House Colyton, The Heritage Centre and Tea rooms

Thanks to the vision and generosity of a local benefactor, the Parish History Society now has a permanent home in the Merchant's House. The Heritage Centre and tea rooms were originally a single building known as the merchants house. It is now a listed grade II property displaying many fine features. The moulded beams, elegeant plastered ceiling, timber panelling and fine stone fireplace probably date from the latter part of the16th century.

For more information on the Merchants tea rooms and the Heritage Centre click:
Open from 1 June to 28th October 2021
Admission Free
Opening hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
11.00am to 3.00pm
Other times by appointment please contact us via this website

The building on the right is the Heritage Centre containing:

  • Family History Research Room
  • Colyton family records, Colyton photos and archives
  • Literature, gifts and mementoes
  • Exhibitions

The building on the left houses the Merchant's Tea Rooms and Tea Garden. The Merchant's Tea rooms are an independant organisation located next to the Heritage Centre building.

Medieval wall painting 

This remarkable medieval wall painting was discovered above the fireplace and is believed to be 16th century. The painting was restored in the latter half of the 20th century and a glass cover framed in oak provided protection.

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