Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Kingsteignton: King's Teignton fair: index

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.

Name Index


King's Teignton fair

Trans. Devon. Assoc. 40 (1908). pp 102-109.


Rev Prebendary Percival Jackson

Prepared by Michael Steer

A drought is said to have given rise to Kingsteignton's annual Ram Roasting fair. According to legend there was insufficient water to baptise a child so a ram was sacrificed to the gods of the local spring. Water sprang forth and a ram has been roasted ever since at the fair, held these days on the late May bank holiday. Whit Tuesday was the traditional day for the fair but it was switched to Whit Monday in the early 1950s to fit school holidays and the later switch to the late May bank holiday was made for the same reason when the bank holiday was fixed as the last Monday in May. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the New York Public Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

Beeke, Christopher 103
Blount 106
Chaucer, Geoffrey 106
Edward the Confessor 102
Henry III 106
Howitt 105
Stow 106
Strutt 105-7
Stubs, Philip 106
William III 103