The Teffont Parish History
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.
Clerk to Teffont Parish Council 2001 – 2013
A MISCELLANY OF TEFFONT PARISH COUNCIL'S HISTORY 1894-2013
A - Z Index
BEST KEPT VILLAGE COMPETITION
|BUS SHELTERS||Read more on Bus Shelters|
|BUSES||Read more about Buses|
|GOVERNANCE OF THE VILLAGE|
|PIPED WATER AND SEWERAGE|
|RIGHTS OF WAY (BRIDLEWAYS & FOOTPATHS)|
|SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION|
|TELEPHONES AND TELEPHONE KIOSK|
|VILLAGE APPRAISAL AND VDS|