Gypsies and Travellers
Most people know very little about the 5 000 Gypsies and Travellers living in Devon. The Teignbridge population comprises mainly English Romany Gypsies and New Travellers, (there are a very small numbers of local Irish Travellers in the District).
These days the majority of Gypsies and Travellers live in houses rather than in caravans or vehicles, for many this is due to the change in law with regard to common land in the nineteen sixties.
Many of the Gypsies and Travellers in Devon have long historical links with this part of the country. Some people may argue that they are more Devonian than many of the 126,000 people who currently live in the District. Gypsies and Travellers Myth Busting Leaflet [797kb]
To find out about more please click on the pages below:
Gypsy and Traveller Forum
The Teignbridge Gypsy and Traveller Forum meets several times a year in Old Forde House, Newton Abbot.
- A bit of background....
Haldon Ridge Site
Haldon is on the outskirts of Teignbridge towards Exeter.
Some useful links and downloads
- Caravan Count