Tiverton  Devon


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Tiverton like this:

Tiverton.-- mun. bor., market town, and par., Devon, 12 miles N. of Exeter and 184 miles from London by rail, 17,491 ac., pop. 10,462; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-days, Tuesday and Saturday. The town is situated on the slope of a hill above the confluence of the Exe and the Lowman, hence its name, "Twyfordton" - the town by the two fords. ...

A handsome stone bridge leads to the large suburb of West Exe. Tiverton has existed from the Saxon times through many vicissitudes, and is now a well-built and flourishing town. Its chief architectural features are the parish church of St Peter, the town hall, and the free grammar school. The woollen trade has declined since the 17th century, and the chief industry now is lace-making. A canal connects the locality with the river Tone. Tiverton returned 2 members to Parliament from the time of James I. until 1885.

Tiverton through time

Tiverton is now part of Mid Devon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Mid Devon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Tiverton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tiverton in Mid Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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