Abbotsham, Devon (near Bideford)
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Abbotsham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Family Connections.

This picture was actually taken in the early 1960's and later turned into a postcard. The man on the motorbike is my late father, John Ridd, who was a local farm manager at the time. The motorbike by the way is a BSA Bantam - he was the only person in the village who had one like it!

A memory of Abbotsham by Claire Allen

School Days

As a boarding pupil at Grenville College I used to walk up to Abbotsham in sunny summer weather from Moreton House with my Sunday packed lunch. It was a very quiet village and one of my main memories is the range of old carvings on the pews in the old church. The village was also on the route of our cross-country runs and it ...Read full memory

My Many Walks To And From Abbotsham 1957

At the side of the Post Office is a single track lane that leads to the cliffs, half a mile along the lane past the farm was a large thatched cottage named "Rixlade". In 1957 our father Major William (Bill) Hay was stationed as O.C. at Fremington camp near Barnstaple, from our home town of ...Read full memory

A memory of Abbotsham by Raymond Hay