In the 8th century, there was a village on this site by the name of Timbingcton. At that time a monastery stood close to the present site of the church. The church of Saint Michael and All Angels is Norman and was built on the site of the Saxon church. In a small room above the south door, Bishops Cleeve's first school was begun in the early 19th century. Educational drawings are still visible on the walls.

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Bishops Cleeve