Please make checks payable to the Town of Topsham. [17], William Webb Follett, the noted lawyer and parliamentarian, was born here in 1796. [11] The Society currently has around 400 members.[12]. Although village-sized, with a current population of around 5,023, increasing to 5,519 at the 2011 census for the electoral ward population which includes Countess Wear, which is its own individual settlement,[2] Topsham was designated a town by a 1300 royal charter, until the Exeter urban district was formed. [22] The actor Bill Pertwee (ARP Warden William Hodges in Dad's Army) also lived here. It is served by Topsham railway station on the branch line to Exmouth. [6], The name is an Anglo-Saxon one, and means Toppa's village, Toppa having been the local landowner. His 2011 book King of the Badgers is set in a fictional town based on Topsham. The native Celtic settlement of Topsham became the port of the Roman city of Isca Dumnoniorum (Exeter) in the first century AD, and continued to serve it until the Roman occupation of southern Britain ceased about the year 400. [7], There is some difference of opinion on the correct pronunciation of the town. Although village-sized, with a current population of around 5,023, increasing to 5,519 at the 2011 census for the electoral wardpopulation which includes Countess Wear, which is its own individual settlement, Topsham was designated a town by a 1300 royal charter, until the Exeter urban district was … [citation needed]. [8] Topsham Pool is a community run project in the centre of the town. Every two years the town holds a Longest Table event, which involves tables being placed end to end through the streets with people bringing food for their own table. There are many Dutch style houses in Topsham dating from the time when Topsham was an important cotton port. For the station, see, National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors, "Topsham (Devon, South West England, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map, Location, Weather and Web Information", "Ward population 2011. Tax maps are available in PDF format on the Town of Topsham website. [citation needed] The town also has a bowling club, an outdoor swimming pool and a sailing club. The 21st century has seen development into the 'Topsham Gap' – greenfield land between Topsham and Exeter. They are a notably eclectic group, but Shakespeare and Brecht have featured among their favourite playwrights over their 35-year existence.[13]. Im Jahr 2010 lebten dort 8784 Einwohner in 4167 Haushalten auf einer Fläche von 92,18 km². Town of Topsham. Society Grandstand Roof RFP, Brunswick - Topsham Bridge Design Advisory Committee, Online Property and Personal Property Tax Payments, View Selectboard and Planning Board Meetings, Register for Parks and Recreation Programs, Reserve TPRD Facilities. It was funded by a large fundraising exercise in the 1970s which included collecting waste paper and glass bottles, jumble sales and donations. In the 7th century the Saxon rule in East Devon saw the settlement grow into a considerable village. [10], In response to what had been described in the early 1960s as "a period of genteel decline", The Topsham Society was formed. [19] Dick Pym, the footballer, was born here in 1893; he was a goalkeeper in the first Wembley FA Cup Final in 1923, and died in Exeter in 1988, aged 95. Announcement! What if I disagree with the decision of the administrator? Voted the Best Place to Live in the South West 2019, the town also boasts a feisty but caring community to ensure that Topsham continues to be vibrant and thrive in changing times. Town of Topsham 100 Main Street Topsham, ME 04086 . The local pronunciation amongst older native Devonians, however, is /ˈtɒpsəm/ with the s being sounded as in some and the -ham suffix being reduced to um. ; A community hall called Matthews Hall where local group can meet, including the Topsham Community Association;[14] Topsham Film Club; Topsham Flower Club; 2011 marked the 80th anniversary of the Topsham Town Fayre and Carnival. We are Love Topsham, the Community Interest Company, a not-for-profit company run entirely by volunteers that provides a rallying point for the town. It is an ideal centre from which to explore the banks of the river and to enjoy the abundance of wildlife in the area. The objectives of the Topsham Society are "To promote high standards of planning and architecture in or affecting Topsham; to educate the public in the geography, history, natural history and architecture of Topsham; to secure the preservation protection development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in Topsham". [21] Clifford Fishwick artist and principal of Exeter College of Art and Design lived here until his death in 1997. We will re-open on Monday, November 30th at 8:30AM . Retrieved 23 Feb 2015", "Clifford FISHWICK | cornwall artists index", "Interview with Bill Pertwee of Dad's Army", "Amputee Norman Croucher from Devon takes up paragliding", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Topsham,_Devon&oldid=985261783, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2011, Articles with unsourced statements from August 2017, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 October 2020, at 22:59. It consists of furnished period rooms, displays of the local history of the town and memorabilia of Vivien Leigh, the film star. Things to do There are a collection of distinctive buildings in Topsham including elegant 17c Dutch-style merchant houses along The Strand. Phone: (207) 725-1719; (207) 725-1720. [16] It is on the Campaign for Real Ale's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. Generally it is referred to as /ˈtɒpʃəm/ with the sh sounded as in shoe. Formerly a major seaport, the town is now of interest for its architecture, scenery and proximity to nature reserves for wading and migrating birds, such as RSPB Bowling Green Marsh on the Exe Estuary, the whole of which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Topsham was absorbed into the City of Exeter, along with the parishes of Alphington and Pinhoe, in 1966.[5]. Mon-Wed- 8:30-4:30, Thurs- 8:30-6:00, Fri- 8:30-3:00 . St Margaret's Anglican Church in Topsham, dates back to the 10th century. a manse, which the vulgar called Toppesham, to the monastery Church of St Mary and St Peter in Exeter, for the cure of his soul, to have in eternal freedom so long as the Christian Church shall endure."[4]. Town of Topsham, 100 Main Street, Topsham, ME 04086 This web site was designed to provide information on vernal pools. What would cause me to be ineligible or disqualified from the program. In 2011 was the 150th anniversary of the railway coming to Topsham, on what is now called the Exeter–Exmouth Avocet Line.[3]. Things to do There are a collection of distinctive buildings in Topsham including elegant 17c Dutch-style merchant houses along The Strand. The quaint historic town has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an eclectic cluster of specialist shops and fine restaurants, plus wonderful sunsets above the estuary. Twice a year Estuary Players present a theatrical production in the Matthews Hall. What do I need to do to qualify for General Assistance? The town was the scene of a notable Parliamentarian naval assault during the English Civil War. General George Warren (cir 1801–1884) was born here c. 1801. Topsham ist eine Town im Sagadahoc County des Bundesstaates Maine in den Vereinigten Staaten. Smoke/Carbon Monoxide & Home Safety Campaigns, UPCOMING MEETING INFORMATION - Topsham Planning Board, Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee, Vision Design Build 5 Day Event Itinerary, Topsham Fair Mall Transportation Master Plan, CLG grant - Sagadahoc Ag. Thomas Hardy's cousin, Tryphena Sparks, who was the inspiration for Hardy's poem Thoughts of Phena at News of Her Death[18] lived here and is buried here. When the town of Topsham acquired two condos on Monroe Lane over unpaid taxes, the tenants faced displacement during a … Ownership and sales data reflects the most recent information available which is updated monthly. The quaint historic town has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an eclectic cluster of specialist shops and fine restaurants, plus wonderful sunsets above the estuary. A Sports Council grant completed the fund raising effort and, in 1979, the pool was opened by Olympic gold medallist swimmer David Wilkie. After a period of decline over the first half of the 20th century, Topsham has increasingly become a desirable and high-value residential location. [9] Topsham Pool is an open-air pool and, as a result, is only open between May and September. Between 6 am and 8.30 am each morning, the Pool welcomes the Nutters Club – a group that swims when the outside temperature is likely to be at its coolest. 100 Main St., Topsham, Me 04086. Topsham Rugby Club has two senior sides and over 200 juniors making it one of the largest "junior" clubs in the South West.