The History of Topsham Pharmacy, 18 Fore Street
Established as an independent pharmacy since 1823
Topsham Pharmacy was established in 1823 by a ‘chymist and druggist’ called Marler Troake. It has remained an independently owned pharmacy ever since and we believe it is the oldest pharmacy in the South West of England.
With input from the Topsham Museum and Exeter Central Library’s Records Office, Judy Norsworthy, wife of David Norsworthy, current owner of the Topsham Pharmacy, gathered together the information to produce a comprehensive history of the Pharmacy – please take a look, we’re very proud of our history and if you’re interested in more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.