The Teffont Parish History

1894-2013

Introduction

Richard Long-Fox moved to Teffont in 1963. He served on the Teffont Parish Council for over 30 years, with a short break in between. He was Clerk in 1977 (8 years), Vice Chairman in 1995 (4 years) and then Chairman until he retired in 2013 (14 years). He has left a truly remarkable legacy and we are indebted to him for his commitment to the Village.

After finally retiring, he then took on the complex task of compiling the ‘History of Teffont’, going back as far as 1894 when Parish Councils started to 2013 or later in some chapters.  He extracted the information from the archived Minute Books from Chippenham and historical papers sent to him by villagers.  His aim was for these records to tell the story of Teffont and to help future and present generations understand the Village’s history and its characters. It will also act as a useful reference book for future Parish Councils.

Unfortunately in 2015 Richard found this task increasingly difficult to complete due to the progression of Parkinson Disease. However, with his usual determination he struggled on to try to finish it.  Therefore you might find some chapters ending slightly abruptly or are more succinct than others. Unfortunately, he was not able to achieve his aim of personally handing this to the Parish Council. After patiently recording this History, over so many years, he was suddenly taken into hospital then spent a short time in Longbridge Deverill Nursing Home where he sadly died on 23 February 2018.

On behalf of Richard Long-Fox I am therefore passing this ‘History of Teffont’ to the Parish Council for its safe keeping and for it to be made available to everyone in Teffont and historians. A copy as already been given to the Archivists at Chippenham.  

Zillah Faulkner 

Clerk to Teffont Parish Council 2001 – 2013

13.03.18

A MISCELLANY OF TEFFONT PARISH COUNCIL'S HISTORY 1894-2013

A - Z Index 

Subject Detail

ALLOTMENTS

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BEST KEPT VILLAGE COMPETITION 

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BUS SHELTERS  Read more on Bus Shelters
BUSES  Read more about Buses

COMMON LAND

(VILLAGE GREEN)

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 COUNCIL HOUSING  
 ECCLESIASTICAL PARISHES  
FLOODING  
GOVERNANCE OF THE VILLAGE  
KEY NAMES  
PAVEMENT PATHS   
PIPED WATER AND SEWERAGE   
POST OFFICE  
 PRECEPT  
 READING ROOM  
 RIGHTS OF WAY (BRIDLEWAYS & FOOTPATHS)  
SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION  
 STREET LIGHTING  
 TEFFONT TRUST  
 TELEPHONES AND TELEPHONE KIOSK  
 TIMELINE  
 VILLAGE APPRAISAL AND VDS  

VILLAGE CELEBRATIONS

 
 VILLAGE CHARITIES  
 VILLAGE HALL  
 VILLAGE SHOW  
 WAR MEMORIAL  
 WEBSITE  
   

 

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