The town’s name is conjectured to derive from “Twy-ford-ton” or “Twyverton”, meaning “the town on two fords”, and was historically referred to as “Twyford”. The town stands at the confluence of the rivers Exe and Lowman. Human occupation in the area dates back to the Stone Age, with many flint tools found in the area.
The Pannier Market in the town has recently been redeveloped at a cost of more than £3 million, alongside its car park and shopping precinct, increasing market capacity and allowing markets to be held more frequently.
Tiverton on Saturday 15 July.
- In bringing back the Feast of St. James, we really want to bring a medieval atmosphere to Tiverton for this special day. Apart from the appeal of juggling and folk music, nothing quite says medieval like some re-enactments and we happen to have secured some of the best around.
- In 1257 King Henry III granted a three-day Charter Fayre to Tiverton to be held around the Feast of St James in July. Tiverton Portas Company is bringing this Fayre back to Tiverton on Saturday 15 July.
- There will be a Medieval Fayre in Tiverton Town Centre (leading into Tiverton Pannier Market), with a traditional craft street market selling hand-made local goods, craft demonstrations and activities.
- So come on down and enjoy the day with your family and friends.