The Devon History Society aims to promote the advancement of the study of history within Devon by:
  • Organising meetings, seminars and visits that aim to promote and stimulate interest in Devon's history amongst the membership, including its corporate members and affiliated societies;
  • Regularly publishing a scholarly journal and other publications to be made available to the Society's membership;
  • Encouraging and co-ordinating historical research amongst the membership.
As part of the Society’s contribution to the encouragement of local history it awards an annual Book of the Year Prize and when thought to be of sufficiently high standard a Dissertation Prizeis awarded for a final year undergraduate dissertation on a topic related to any aspect of Devon's history by a student of a Devon university. The 2013 winners were:
  • Devon History Book of the Year – Harold Fox, for Dartmoor’s Alluring Uplands: Transhumance and Pastoral Management in the Middle Ages
  • Hoskins Prize – Charles Scott-Fox, for Holcombe Court: A Bluett Family Tudor Mansion 
  • Dissertation Prize – Oliver Reilly of Exeter University, for War and Peace in the West Country: Responses to African American Troops in the Southwest of England, 1942-1945
Membership is by subscription, the rates per annum being £15 for individual members,  £15 for affiliated societies, £22.50 for family membership, £22.50 for corporate members, and £150 for life membership.

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Enquiries regarding membership

DHS Membership Secretary, 2 St Olaves, Murchington, Chagford, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8HJ (e-mail: membership@devonhistorysociety.org.uk).

Membership of the Society is open to anyone interested in Devon history.

Membership is by subscription, the rates per annum being £15 for individual members,  £15 for affiliated societies, £22.50 for family membership, £22.50 for corporate members, and £150 for life membership.

Affiliated local history societies and other relevant organisations are welcome to use the website to publicise their events.

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Contacting the Devon History Society

The contacts for the Devon History Society are:

Chair:
Philippe Planel (Philippeplanel@gmail.com / 01404 46663)

Secretary:
secretary@devonhistorysociety.org.uk
We are very sorry to report that Chris Jago has, reluctantly, had to resign as secretary of the DHS due to his recent and continuing serious health problems. Julia Neville has stepped in to fill the role of secretary until the next AGM and can be contacted at the above e-mail.

Treasurer:
Ann Bond (1 Church Street, Kenton EX6 8LU / treasurer@devonhistorysociety.org.uk)

Membership Secretary:
DHS Membership Secretary, 2 St Olaves, Murchington, Chagford, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8HJ (e-mail: membership@devonhistorysociety.org.uk).Click here to download/print a membership application form

Programme Secretary:
Paul Auchterlonie (J.P.C.Auchterlonie@exeter.ac.uk)

Publicity Secretary:
Claire Donovan (claire.donovan@poltimore.org)

Editor (Devon Historian):
Jane Bliss (jbhistory@hotmail.co.uk / 01271 870723)

Editor (Devon History News):
Chris Wakefield (dhsnewsed@gmail.com / 01404 815262)

Book Review Editor:
Mitzi Auchterlonie (M.M.Auchterlonie@exeter.ac.uk /41, Broadway, Exeter, EX2 9LU)

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The Devon Historian: subject index to volumes 1-76

Subject index to volumes 1-76
Entries for Volumes 1-63 (1969-2001) are taken from the index compiled by Lorna Smith and published by the Society in 2002. The Society is indebted to her for also providing an index to Volumes 64-76.

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SUBJECTS
ACLAND, Sir Thomas Dyke, 1787-1871 34:26-7; 71:25-32; 72:15-16;18-20
ADAMS, William, 1612-87 35:28
AGRICULTURE 17:25-6; 44:11-14; field systems 4:4; 62:22-5; North Devonshire 62:22-5. see also Farms and Farming.
ALBERT MEDAL 6:8
AMPHION, HMS 62:18-21
ANTHRACITE: see CULM TRADE
ARCHAEOLOGY 39:25-6; 71:16-24; deserted villages 13:2-7; industrial 6:117-9; methods 8:22- 4; 26:23; Roadford Reservoir 36:34-5
ARCHITECTURE 5:3-7; 17:19-24; 20:28-37; 37:3-8; 39:25-6
ARMADA, 1588 6:4; 35:3-15
ARMADA SERVICE [silverware] 56:13-6
ART 69:23-4
ARTS 68:37
ARTS AND CRAFTS 29:3-12; South Hams 17:38-9
ASHBURTON, Guild of St Lawrence 56:35-6; Museum 13:26-8
ASHCOMBE, Church history 67:5-6
ASHREIGNEY, social conditions 66:23-7
ASTOR, Viscount Waldorf 55:3-11, Note 56:34
AXMINSTER, legends, 36:15-21; religious history 11:3-4
BALDWIN, d.1190 40:26
BALL, William, d.1690 40:26
BALLOONS AND BALLOONING, Exeter 63:13-16
BALLS-HEADLEY, Walter, 1841-1919 64:16-17
BAMPFIELD, Sir Coplestone, 1636-1691 42:19
BANDS, Village 7:20; Widecombe-in-the-Moor 7:21
BANKS AND BANKING, Plymouth Naval Bank 60:26-7
BARNSTAPLE 21:2-6; 38:22-4, Dodderidge Library 24:18-9; elections 60:3-7; Green Lane 56:22-4; history 73:2-6, 1645 52:22-3; North Devon Athenaeum 34:6; 38:31-2; North Devon Infirmary 34:7-12; Pilton Mill 27:15-21; pottery industry 2:11
BARNSTAPLE AND NORTH DEVON DISPENSARY 34:11
BATHING 69:18-22
BEACONS 29:2~-6
BEAL, Samuel. 1825-1889 38:30
BEATON, Patrick Grant 25:19-26; 26:24-9
BEER, Joy, obituary 43:40
BEES AND BEEKEEPING 49:3-10
BELLS AND BELLRINGING 52:18-21
BENNETT, George, 1804-1893 64:15-16
BERE LOCAL HISTORY GROUP 44:37
BERRY, Sir John. 1635-1691 42:19
BERRY POMEROY, Poor Law 10:22-8
BEVIN, Ernest 42:20-4; 42:40; 65:28-30
BIBLOGRAPHIES 61:35-6; Devonshire 4:20-7; 8.31-2; 22:40-8; theses on Devonshire history 9:28-33; 45:30-4; transport 6:32; University of Exeter publications 86: 6-12 see also DEVON UNION LIST
BIDEFORD, East-the-Water (Shamwick) 19:23-27; pottery industry 2:11-14
BIDEFORD AND WESTWARD HO! RAILWAY, land acquisition 9:13
BIDGOOD, John, 1624-1690 40:27
BILLIARDS 34:13-5
BILLINGER, Thomas 73:2-6
BIOGRAPHIES 1:1, 5-9; 5:34; 38: 22-4:44:20-1
BLACKAWTON AND STRETE HISTORY GROUP 65:38
BLACKFORD, Lord 1811-1889 38:30
BLACK TORRINGTON, religious history 11:6
BLUNDELL’S SCHOOL 13: 16-20; porters 56: 9-12
BONE, Hugh Temple 57: 20-3
BORINGDON, Lord see Morley, Lord John
BOVEY TRACEY 12: 10-3, Heritage Trust 64:38
BOWCOMBE CREEK 32: 15-8
BOWRING, Benjamin 18: 14-6
BOYCOT, William 12:10-3
BOYE, Jacques 42:3-7
BRADLAUGH, Charles 20:5-10
BRADNINCH, Manor 30:25-30
BRADNINCH LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY 44:36
BRANNOC, St 65:27-7
BRATTON CLOVELLY 62:11-7
BRAUNTON, religious history 11:3-4
BRIAN, Sir Guy de, 1307-1391 42:19
BRICE, Andrew, 1690-1758 40:25; Worthington 58:15-17
BRIDESTOWE, Church 66:4-6
BRIDGES 45:11-12; Bickleigh correction 64:37; Bowcombe Creek 32:15-18; Druxton 64:3Exeter 70:9-15, Iron 60:15-18; Fenny Bridges 50:4-10; 47:7; Greystone 64:5-6; Higher New (Tamar) 64:5-6; Horse 64:6-9; Laira 41:18-9; 42:15-9; 43:9, 12; names 42:9-14; New (Gunnislake) 64:9-10; North Devonshire 63: 8-12; Ottery St Mary, Cadhay 59:15-18; Ottery St Mary, St Saviour’s 47:6-12; Polson 64:5; Tamar 64:3-11, proposed 43:9-14; Teigngrace, Teign 52:3-11, Teignmouth - Shaldon 45:12-17; Thorverton 36:28-9
BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR LOCAL HISTORY 24:26; 25:27
BRITTON, Simon Gage 34:7-12
BRIXHAM 30:30; military history 76: 6-15; Museum 46:36-7
BROADCLYST, Cliston Manor Mill 26:18
BROCKENDEN, William, 1787-1854 34:27
BROOKE, George of Whunple, 1785-c1850, 28:15-19
BROWN, Samuel 43:9-14
BRUNEL, Isambard Kingdom 17:12-15
BUCKFASTLEIGH, Cahell tomb 39: 9-16; Correction 40:13
BUDE CANAL 71:2-9
BUILDINGS, archaeology 71:10-24
BULKAMORE IRON MINE 14:15-16
BULLER, Sir Redvers 48:20, 51:29-33
BURNET MORRIS INDEX 8: 28-9
BURNEY, family 7: 9-11
BUSH, Raymond 73:7-9
CABELL, family 39: 9-16. Correction 40:13
CANALS, Bude 71:2-9
CARDWELL, Edward 33:38
CAREW, Bampfylde Moore 1690-1758 40: 25-6
CARLILE, Richard, 1790-1843 40:26
CARPENTER, Nathaniel, 1588-?1635 36:21
CARTES-DE-VISITE 43:18; 46:20-6, 49-34
CARTWRIGHT, Joseph. 1789-1829 38:30
CARY, Robert, ?1615-1688 36:21
CAUNTER, family 42:28-9
CENSUSES, Compton 9:14-27; 10:4-16
CENTENARIES 36:21; 38:30, Correction 39:39; 40: 25-6
CHAGFORD, hydroelectricity 15:25-6
CHANTER, J. R. 38:22-4
CHARLES II 34:23-5
CHARTISM 32:3-6
CHULMLEIGH AND DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY 44:35
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, Plymouth 75:28-31
CHURCH HISTORY 61:10-16; 67:3-9; 70:16-21; AD 55-1066 11:2-11; AD 1500-99 3:1-2; AD 1800-99 44:3-10; Act of Uniformity 44:28-9; Devonshire, North 66:3-7; Holsworthy 73:26-32; Torbay, Torquay 67:19; 70:24-6; 72:7-14 see alsoRELIGIOUS HISTORY
CHURCH MONUMENTS see TOMBSTONES
CHURCH OF ENGLAND AD 1800-99 44:3-10; sacraments 44:28-9
CHURSTON FERRERS, village cross 74:2-10
CIDER 19:2-8; 23:15-8
CIVIL WAR, English 1642-9 76:25-32
CLARKSON, Christopher 73:26-32
CLAYHIDON LOCAL HISTORY GROUP 59:38
CLYST ST GEORGE, Ebford Wharf 70:27-32
COADESTONE 70:22-3
COAL TRADE 59:3-9
COAST GUARD SERVICE, Torbay 50:11-7; Torbay. Babbacombe 50:12-3, 15-6; Torbay, Torquay 50: 13, 15
COBBETT, William 31:3-10
COCHRANE, Lord, Thomas 31:3-10
COCKS, John Somers Obituary 63:38
COINS, East Worlington hoard 19:28-30
COLDRIDGE, Church stained glass 71:38
COLERIDGE, Sir John Taylor, 1790-1876 40:26
COMBE MARTIN 19:23-7
COMMON FIELD SYSTEM 62:22-5
COMMON GROUND [Charity] 34:25-6
COMMUNITY PROJECTS 40: 30-6
COMPTON CENSUS 9:14-27; 10:4-1
CONSERVATION 20:18-22; 27:10-14; 44:24-7
COOKWORTHY, William 7:12
COOKWORTHY MUSEUM see WILLIAM COOKWORTHY MUSEUM
CORONERS 58:4-10
COTTON, R. W. 38:22-4
COURTENAY, William, Earl of Devon, 1807-1885 36:21
CRAB FISHING 12:2-5
CRAFTS see ARTS AND CRAFTS
CREDITON 45:18-22; parish library 24: 19-21; tithe apportionments 21:7-9
CREDITON HISTORY AND MUSEUM SOCIETY 44:37
CRICKET 48:21
CRISPIN, Thomas 7:12
CROCODILE, HMS 6:9
CROMWELL, Oliver 75:26-7
CROSSES 4:34-5
CROSSING, William 38:20-1
CULLOMPTON, religious history 11:4-5
CULM, River 19:31-2
CULMSTOCK 19: 32, 33-4
CULMSTOCK LOCAL HISTORY GROUP 14:45
CULM TRADE 59:3-9
CURES see REMEDIES
DAIRY FARMING 11:35-40
DALWOOD 21:33-7
DANCING, Exeter 39:23-4
DARTMOOR 21:25-32; farming 14:5-10
DARTMOOR TIN WORKING RESEARCH GROUP 44:37; 48:36
DARTMOUTH 31:17-23; Higher Ferry 30:4-8
DAWLISH, Museum 8:25-7; Warren 13:21-5
DAWLISH LOCAL HISTORY GROUP 61:39-40
DEAN COMBE, Farm 51:14-5
DE BRIAN, Sir Guy see BRIAN, Sir Guy de
DESERTED VILLAGES 13:2-7; list 13:5-7
DEVON, Pensylvania (USA) 75:38-9
DEVON AND CORNWALL RECORD SOCIETY 13:8-10
DEVON AND EXETER INSTITUTION, library 7:4-6; 40:5-8
DEVON BIBLIOGRAPHY 40:8
DEVON BOOK OF THE YEAR, 1997 57:36-7; 58:2; 1998 59:40; 1999 60:2; 62:37; 2000 64:37; 2001 66:34-5; 2002 68:35; 2003 70:38; 2005 74:37; 2007 76:37
DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL, Libraries 6:21-3; 13:11-13
DEVON COUNTY PAUPER LUNATIC ASYLUM, Exminster 55:19-21
DEVON COUNTY SITES AND MONUMENTS REGISTER 20: 23. Continued as DEVON SITES AND MONUMENTS REGISTER
DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY 14:43
DEVON HISTORIAN 1:3-4; 20:3-4; 70:4-5; 76:37; editorial 70:4
DEVON HISTORIC BUILDING TRUST 7:7-9; 16:3-6
DEVON HISTORY DISSERTATION PRIZE, 2006 74:38
DEVON HISTORY SOCIETY 21: 6; 40:3; 43:3: AGM minutes 1979 19:35-6; 1980 21:19-20; 1981 23:13-14; 1982 25:8-9; 1983 27:24-5; 1984 30:31-2; 1985 32:31-3; 1986 34:39-40; 1989 40:39-40; 1990 42:38-9; 1991 44:38-40; 1992 44:39-40; 1993 48:37, 38-9; 1994 50:36-38; 1995 52:39-40; 1996 54:38-40; 1997 56:38-40; 1998 58:39-40; 1999 60:39-40; 2000 62:39-40: 2001 64:39-40; 2002 66:38-40; 2003 68:38-40; 2004 70:39-40; 2005 72:39-40; 2006 74:38-40; 2007 76:37-40; Chairman 68:26; Constitution (amended 1994) 50:39-40: meetings 69:29; 71:40; twenty-five years 50-3; website 62:37. See also STANDING CONFERENCE FOR DEVON HISTORY
DEVON RECORD OFFICE 3:18-22; 14:46; 15:20,49; 25:26; 38:31; 65:38; 69:30; group tickets 59:39-40; North Devon 38:31; service points 39:27-8; Tiverton Museum service point 55:37-8
DEVONSHIRE DOMESDAY 2:7-10
DEVON SITES AND MONUMENT REGISTER 39:25-6
DEVON SMITHY, Whimple 54:30-2
DEVON TITHE INDEX 59:39
DEVON UNION LIST 2:14; 14; 8:40 See also BIBLIOGRAPHIES, Devonshire
DEVON YEOMANRY 60:28-3d
DEVONSHIRE DOMESDAY 2:7-10
DEVON SITES AND MONUMENT REGISTER 39:25-6
DEVON SMITHY, Whimple 54:30-2
DEVON TITHE INDEX 59:39
DEVON UNION LIST 2:14; 8:40 See also BIBLIOGRAPHIES- Devonshire
DEVON YEOMANRY 60:28-32
DINAH of Dunnabridge Pound Farm 14:7
DIRECTORIES 1: 9-10
DIVORCE 55:12-8
DOIDGE. Thomas Sweet 48:17-9
DOONEfiimilv 58:25-30
DRAKE 400 CELEBRATIONS 15:47-8
DUELS 23.~57
EARTHENWARE, Barnstaple 2:11; Bideford 2:11-4; export trade 53:4-10
EARTHQUAKES, Barnstaple 65:40
EAST BUDLEIGH, population 13:13-5
EAST DEVONSHIRE, local history societies 14:45
EAST WORLINGTON, coin hoard 19:28-30
ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, Plympton 33:28-34
EDITING 50:32
EDMUND, David obituary 47:3
EDUCATION 5:27-30; 17:3-6: Blundell’s School 13:16-20; Exeter 23:19-23; further 59:10-4; National Curriculum 45:22-3; South Molton 23:7-11; Tiverton 30:13-7
ELECTIONS, Barnstaple 60:3-7; Exeter 27:3-6
ELECTRICITY SUPPLY 15:21-32
ELWILL, John 27:4
EMIGRATION 2:17-8; Torquay 67:20-4
ENCLOSURE 62:22-5
ERMUND, Saint 51:12-3
EVENS, Michael 54:24-6
EXETER 27:3-6; Bowhill 71:19-21; Cathedral 71:17-8; Cathedral archives 8:19-21; Cathedral library 8:17-21; Church of St Petrock 68:3-6; Correction 69:31; College Hostel 18:21-3; dancing 39:23-4; education 23:19-23; High Street 71:17; hydroelectricity 15:26; Iron Bridge 60:15-8; iron foundry 41:26-8; local government 17:7-11; museums 3:15-7; political history 20:5-10; 21:10-11; prisons 69:12-17; Record Office 5:13-5 see also DEVON RECORD OFFICE; Rougement House 3:15; School of Art 73:10-11; social history 25:10-4; 39:23-4; 42:24-5; Topsham, fort 52:12-7; Topsham, museum 38:25-7, 58:37; Topsham, Wigzell's Patent Spiral Fluted Nail Company 73:11-12; trademarks 44:22-3; University 8:3-12, Correction 9:40; University, parish libraries 24:18-21; views 48:33-4; walls 71:18-19
EXHIBITIONS 28:33-4
EXMINSTER, Devon County Pauper Lunatic Asylum 55:19-21; 74:20-1; tithe apportionments 21:7-9
EXMOOR PRESS 8:13-16
EXMOUTH, Rolle College 9:34-6
EXON DOMESDAY 2:7-10
EXPORT TRADE, earthenware 53:4-10
FAIRMILE MILL see TALATON MILL
FALLA. Trevor 33:15-9
FAMILY HISTORY see GENEALOGY
FARMS AND FARMING 2:-6; 17:25-6; 75:2-5; dairy 11:35-40; Dartmoor 14:5-10; Deancombe 51:14-5; Thurlestone 49:24-7; Widworthy 48:3-8 see also AGRICULTURE
FENNY BRIDGES 47:7; 50:4-10; 62:26-9
FERRIES, Dartmouth Floating Bridge 30:4-8; Devonport/Torpoint 33:20-7; Laira flying bridge 41:15-8
FIELD NAMES 35:29
FIELD SYSTEMS 4:3-11; 62:22-5
FIRES, East Devonshire 20:11-7; Plymouth 59:26-7
FIRST WORLD WAR see WORLD WAR 1914-1918
FISHING, crab 12:2-5
FOLIOT, Gilbert, ?-1187 35:28
FORD, John, 1586-c1640 33:37
FORTESCUE, family 37:9-14
FORTESCUE, Sir William 34:27
FORTS, Plymouth 35:3-14; Topsham 52:12-17
FOX, Aileen 75:2-5
FOX, Harold, President 54:40; 1948-2007 76:2-5
FREE CHURCH 9: 9-13
FRIENDS OF DEVON ARCHIVES 59:40
FROUDE, John, 1777-1852 [Jack] 44:7; 59:19-25
FULTON, Robert 33:21-3
GALMPTON [Churston Ferrers], Archaeology, industrial 27:22; Warborough Mill 26:18
GAME, South Hams 52:24-6
GANDY, James, 1619-1689 38:30
GARRATT, Francis 41:28-9
GAUL, Robert, senior 35:15-7
GAUL, Robert, junior 35:15-7
GENEALOGY 3:7-11; 7:9-11; 9:13; 14:43; Plymouth 24: 22-4
GEOLOGY, Ilsington 63:17
GEORGEHAM, social history 53:11-15
GERMANSWEEK, Church 67:17-18
GILL, Crispin 33:13; 70:3
GLANVILL, John, 1542-1600 66:8-11; 67:29-30
GLANVILLE, Lady see GLANVILLE, Eleanor
GLANVILLE, Eleanor 25:7
GOLDEN HIND [Ship replica] 6:25-6
GORHAM, George Cornelius 44:3-4
GREAVES, Charles senior 40:14
GREAVES, Charles 1816-1883 40:14-20
GREEN, James 32:7-14; 45:3-4, 7-8
GREEN LANES PROJECT 27:28; 28:28-32
GREENHILL, Basil, obituary 67:32
GREET, Florence 42:26-7
GRENVILLE, Sir Bevil 45:24-6
GRENVILLE, Sir Richard, 1542-1591 43:8 75:21-2
GRENVILLE, Sir Richard ?-1659 45:24-6
GUBBINGS or GUBBINS family 54:10-5
HALDON GATE 49:32
HALL, Samuel Carter, 1801-1889 38:30
HANGMAN HILL 18:9-13
HARDING, Thomas 3:1
HAROLD, Arthur george 1919- 64:17
HARRISON, John Patch 73:11,12,15-16
HARTLAND, population 19:12-22, Correction 20:10
HATHERLEIGH, parish registers 50:24
HAYDON. Benjamin Robert, 1786-1846 33:38
HAYDON, Edwin Scott, obituary 58:3
HAYMAN, Richard 35:18-20
HAZELDINE, William 42:9-14
HELE, John Carroll 27:7-9
HEMYOCK, Castle 19:31; iron smelting 19:32; Unigate Factory 19:31
HEMYOCK LOCAL HISTORY GROUP 14:45
HENNIS, Peter 28:25-7
HERZOGJN CECILIE, Ship 6:9
HIGHAMPTON, Church 66:4
HISTORY, Oral, Moor memories 65:38
History, Social, Broadwoodwidger 64:19-21
HOLDSWORTH, family 31:17-23
HOLMAN, James 33:37-8
HOLSWORTHY, Church history 73:26-32
HONITON, Borough Seal 48:9-13; Church 41:20-25; museum 11:41-4; World War, 1914-1918 38:10-15
HOOKER, John 1:5-6,8
HOOKER, Richard 3:1
HOPKINS, Ezekial. 1634-1690 40:27
HOPKINS, Roger 1775-1847 45:9-17, Correction 46:35; 50:26-7; 51:22-8
HORRABRIDGE, shoemakers 38:28
HORTICULTURE 73:7-9
HOSKINS, William George, 1908-1994 67:30-1; 68:32-3; 69:4-7; obituary 44:40
HOSPITALS 34:7-12
HOUSING 5:3-7; 20:28-37; industrial 16:17-20
HUGUENOTS 30:18-20
HUTCHINSON, Peter Orlando 25:2-6; 26:23
HUXHAM, John 10:17-21
HYDROELECTRICITY 15:21-32
IDDESLEIGH, 1st Lord see NORTHCOTE, Sir Stafford
ILFRACOMBE, museum 2:14-6, 37:26-7
ILLEGITIMACY 23:25-9
ILLITERACY 11:21-6
ILSINGTON 65:16-20; 68:7-12; 70:6-8; Court Barton 60:19-25; mines 63:17-20; Rora 62:3-10
IMMIGRATION 21:17-8
INDEXES, Burnet Morris 8:28-9; West country (Torquay Public Library) 5:12
INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY 6:17-9; Galmpton 27:22
INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION 26:7-10
INDUSTRIES, fishing 12:2-5; hydroelectricity 15:21-32; iron 19:32, 31:16, 41:26-8, 57:27-9; -pottery 2:11-4, 3:3-6 see also MINES AND MINING
INSTOW, World War, 1939-45 63:21-5
INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX, Plymouth 24:22-4
IRON INDUSTRY 19:32, 31:16; Exeter 41:26-8; Tavistock 57:27-9
IRON MINING 11:27-34, 14:15-16; Haytor 57:8-13, 63:19, Ilsington 63:19
IVYBRIDGE 38:20-1
IVYBRIDGE AND DISTRICT CIVIC SOCIETY 48:36
JACOBS, Thomas 27:7
JEFFCOTT. Sir John 28:25-7
JEMIMA, SS 33:25-6
JEWELL. John 3:1
JOHN, Saint [Celtic] 51:10-2
JOHNSON, family of Ashreigney 66:23-7
JOHNSON, Samuel 69:8-11; 70:38
JOURNALISM 42:24-5
KELLY IRON MINE 11:27-34
KENNAWAY, family of Escot 46:9-11 Correction 47:18
KENTON, Women's Institute 76:16-24
KILMINGTON 9:37-9
KINGSBRIDGE 7:12-3, museum 5:40
KINGSTON HISTORY SOCIETY 14:44
KROPOTKIN, Peter 17:25-6
LABOUR 15:39-41, children 61:3-9, Exeter 25:10-14, women 14:7
LACE AND L.ACEMAKING, Honiton 28:20-4, 29:27-31
LARPENT, family 31:14-15
LAVER, Murray 41:39
LAW OF SETTLEMENT 18:17-19
LAWYERS 47:17-18
LEAD MINING, Ilsington 63:18-19
LEE. Frederick Richards 49:19-23
LEGENDS 36:15-21, 39:9
LIBER EXONIENSIS see EXON DOMESDAY
LIBRARIES, 1970 1:16-19, Devon and Exeter Institution 7:4-6, 40:5-8; Devon County Council 6:21-3, 13:11-12; Exeter Cathedral 8:17-21; parish 24:18-21; Plymouth Public 10:29-31; Tavistock Subscription 40:21-2; Torquay Public 5:12
LIFEBOATS 6:9, 8:30
LIFTON LOCAL HISTORY GROUP 45:40, 48:35-6
LIGHTHOUSES, Eddystone 62:31-2
LIGHTING, electric 41:8-11; oil 15:17-20
LIME BURNING, Tiverton 60:8-14
LIME KILNS 21:12-16
LOCAL GOVERNMENT 15:2-16
LOCAL HISTORIANS 1:5-8
LOCAL HISTORY 41:29-33; collections 25:15-8; Manpower Services Commission Local Studies Project 40:28-36; problems 9:3-8; research 9:37-40, 47:4-5, 55:25-8, 56:32-3, 63:25-6; resources 10:42-3, 26:11-17; resources, North Devonshire 9:13; resources, South Hams 7:18-20, 11:45-6; societies 23:24, 44:36-37; societies, 1970 1:12-5, 19; societies, 1972 4:36; societies, 1977 14:42-3; societies, 1980 21:21-4, Addendum 23-4; societies, 1982 24:25; writine 4:15-16
LOCAL POPULATION STUDIES [periodical] 7:21-2
LODDISWELL 4:12-4
LONG BURROW WINDMILL 26:18
LUPPITT LOCAL HISTORY GROUP 64:38
LYMPSTONE, economic conditions 58:11-18
LYNMOUTH, hydroelectric plant 15:23-5
MacDONALD, John, 1759-1831 66:13-15
MAGISTRATES, County 58:4-10
MALBOROUGH 17:38
MANGANESE MINING, Ilsington 63:20
MANPOWER SERVICES COMMISSION, Local Studies Projects 40:28-36
MANWARING, family 12:22-5
MAPS AND MAPMAKING 34:25-6; Boycot, William 12:10-3; Ogilvy 1675 65:4; resources 11:12-20
MARITIME HISTORY, Torbay 29:33-4
MARRIAGE 50:24
MARSH, A. J., obituary 40:8
MAYNARD, Sir John 1602-1690 40:27
MAYNE, Cuthbert 3:1
MEDICINE 10:17-21; 64:12-18
MEMBURY HISTORY SOCIETY 45:40
MENTAL WELFARE 55:19-21
MILESTONES 4:34-5; 5:16-22, surveys 1:9
MILITARY HISTORY, Devon Yeomanry 60:28-32; Torbay, Brixham 76:6-15
MILLENNIUM HISTORIES 63:36-8
MILLES ENQUIRY 1775/6, Loddiswell 4:12-4
MILLS AND MILLING 7:14-8; 19:31; 20:24-7; 26:18-22; 27:15-21; 35:27; watermills index 1:10 MINCHINTON, Waiter 35:2; obituary 55:40
MINES AND MINING 11:27-34; 14:15-16; 63:17-20
MINSTERS 11:2-11
MONKOKEHAMPTON, Church 70:17-18
MONKTON, Church 70:19-20
MONMOUTH REBELLION 24:15-17
MOORE S HISTORY OF DEVONSHIRE, transport references 18:31-2
MORETONHAMPSTEAD AND DISTRICT MUSEUM AND LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY 16:14-6; 45:40
MORLEY, Lord John, flying bridge 41:15-20
MORMONS see CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
MORRIS, family of Topsham 56:17-9
MORWELLHAM 10:36-41
MURDER, Kentisbeare 47:13-6
MUSEUMS, 1971 2:19-22; Ashburton 13:26-8; Brixham 46:36-7; Dawlish 8:25-7; Exeter 3:15-17; Exeter, Rougemont House 3:15; Honiton and Allhallows 11:41-4; Ilfracombe 12:14-6; 37:26-7; Kingsbridge (William Cookworthy) 5:40; 7:12-13; 12:26-9; North Devon 7:23; North Devon Maritime 38:32-3; 48:35; Okehampton 36:30-1; Plymouth 32:30; Salcombe Summer 11:47; Tiverton 15:33-8; 39 I7-22; Topsham 38:25-7; 58:37; Uffculme 35:27
MUSIC 7:20-1
MUSTER ROLL, 1569 17:16-8
NAMES, Geographical 9:37-9; 12:6-9
NAMES, Personal 5:9-12; 6:13-6; 10:32-5; 12:22-5; 72:2-6; naming of children 48:14-5
NASMYTH, James, 1808-1890 44:14-9
NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE 58:12-5
NEWMAN, family 31:17-23
NEWSPAPER 69:25-8; Devon and Exeter Institution 7:5; Finding List 14:36-7; Index 1:10
NONCOMFORMISTS see FREE CHURCH
NORTHCOTE, Sir Stafford. 1818-1887 34:27
NORTH DEVON ATHENAEUM 34:6; 38;31-32
NORTH DEVON INFIRMARY 34:7-12
NORTH DEVON MARITIME MUSEUM 38:32-3; 48:35
NORTH DEVON RECORD OFFICE 38:31
NORTH LEW, Church 67:14-17
NORTH WHILBOROUGH, Long Burrow Windmill 26:18
NUTWELL, economic conditions 58:15-6
OCHRE WORKS 43:20-5
OCKERY, The, Princetown 42:3,6
ODAMS MANURE FACTORY 70:27-32
OFFWELL, parish registers 53:16-21
OKEHAMPTON, hydroelectric plant 15:22-3; museum 36:30-1
OKEHAMPTON AND DISTRICT MUSEUM OF DARTMOOR LIFE 36:32-4
OLD PLYMOUTH SOCIETY 45:40
OLIVER, George 36:32-3
OTTERY ST MARY, Cadhay bridge 59:15-8; history 66:36; illegitimacy 23:25-9; industries 67:10-13; parish library 24:21; St Saviour’s bridge 47:6-12
PAIGNTON, Fernicombe Mill 26:18; World War, 1939-45 40:22-5
PALMER, Sir James Freerick, 1803-1871 64:14-15
PARISHES 33:3-9
PARISH HISTORIES 67:25-8
PARISH LIBRARIES 24:18-21
PARISH REGISTERS 5:9-12; 48:14-16; Hatherleigh 50:24; Offwell 53:16-21; Tiverton 12:17-21; Widworthy 53:16-21
PAROCHIAL REGISTERS AND RECORDS MEASURE 1978 17:27
PARRACOMBE, Church of St Petrock 70:17
PARSONS, James, 1705-70 64:12-13
PARTRIDGES 52:24-5
PAYHEMBURY, history 64:25-8
PENNY, Edward Burton 73:15
PENNY READINGS 17:3-6
PERKINS, Keith S., obituary 71:38
PETRE CHARTER 3:12-14
PETROC, Saint 61:10-16
PETROCKSTOWE, Church 70:18
PEWTER 38:3-9; Exeter 35:15-17
PHEASANTS 52:25
PHILLIPS, Henry 3:4-5
PHILLIPS, Katherine Aurora 68:20-4
PHILLPOTTS, Henry, Bishop of Exeter 44:3-10; 57:15-16, 18
PHOTOGRAPHY, air 16:25-6; Exeter 43:14-9; 46:20-6; 49:34; Exmouth 45:27-9; Plymouth 48:17-19; Teignmouth 45:27-9
PICTURE POSTCARDS 38:29; Plymouth 34:18-22
PIKE, John Richard, 1921-2004, obituary 69:3
PINNEY, Azariah 29:17-21
PINSENT, family 10:32-5
PIRACY 43:4-8; 65:40
PLACE NAMES see NAMES, Geographical
PLAQUES 14:42-3
PLYMOUTH 25:19-26; 26:24-9; 33:11-14; Correction 34:2; 34:18-22; 59:26-8; 62:18-21, defences 35:3-14; Devonport Dockyard 44:15-18; hydroelectric plant 15:26-7; institutions 30:33-4; Laira bridge 41:15-20; Plympton, Church history 67:4-5; Poor Law 32:26-8; 35:2l~2; public library 10:29-31; royal visits, 1789 66:40; social conditions 64:22-4; social history 25:19-26; 26:24-9; 28:3-14; 37:15-20; University 46:17-19; water supply 24:9-14; World War 1939-45 55:3-11; 58:19-24
PLYMOUTH ATHENAEUM 14:11-14; 15:50-2
PLYMOUTH INSTITUTION see PLYMOUTH ATHENAEUM
PLYMOUTH NAVAL BANK 60:26-7
PLYMPTON, economic conditions 33:28-34; religious history 11:4; St Maurice 67:4-5
POACHING 31:11-13
POETRY 73:2-6
POLE, Sir William of Shute 1561-1635 1:7
POLITICAL HISTORY, Exeter 20:5-10; 21:10-11; Honiton 31:3-9
POLTIMORE, parish history 67:26-7
POLTIMORE HOUSE 62:38
POLWHELE, Richard 28:24
POOR LAW 12:28-9, Berry Pomeroy 10:22-5; Plymouth 32:26-8; teaching aids 4:32
POPPLESTONE, Samuel 6:8
POPULATION 5:23-6; 65:15; Colyton 24:4-8; East Bud1eigh 13:13-15; Hartland 19:12-22; Correction 20:10; Ilsington 68:10-12; Widecombe-in-the-Moor 3:8-11; Wilmington 49:11-18
PORTLEMOUTH 56:36-7
PORTRAITS, index 1:11
POSTCARDS see PICTURE POSTCARDS
POST OFFICE, sources 9:5
POTTERY INDUSTRY, Barnstaple 2:11; Bideford 2:11-14; 3:3-6; exports 2:12, 13-4
POUND HOUSES, surveys 12:30-1
POWDERHAM, Castle 59:10-14; 74:19; Women's Institute 76, 16-24
PRAYER BOOK REBELLION 1549 62:26-9
PRENTICE, Charles Brightly, 1830-1894 64:16
PREVENTATIVE SERVICE 54:3-9, Correction 55:39
PRINCETOWN AND DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY CLUB 44:37
PRISONERS OF WAR 34:3-6; 36:10-4; 42:3-8
PRISONS, Exeter 69:12-17
PROUT, Samuel, 1783-1852 artist 54:16-21
PURVES, Shirley 68:26
RABBITS 52:25-6
RACKENFORD 62:22-5
RAILWAYS, Bideford and Westward Ho! 9:13; Bulkamore Tramway 14:15-16; Exeter - Plymouth [proposed] 68:25-6; High Moor 37:21-3; Plymouth and Dartmoor 45:9; sources 9:5-7; South Devon 31:30-2
RALEIGH, Sir Walter 1:8; 76:25-32; 75:19-20,23-4
RAMILIES, HMS 6:7-8
RAWRIDGE, mill 20:24-7
RELIGIOUS HISTORY 18:3-7; 23:2-6; 44:28-9 see also CHURCH HISTORY
REMEDIES 31:32
RENDEL, James Meadows 30:4-l2; 32:15-21; railways 68:25-6
RETAIL TRADE, sources 9:3
REWE, parish history 67:26
REYNOLDS, family 69:8-11; 70:38
REYNOLDS, John 3:1
REYNOLDS, William 3:1
RIGBY, Richard 36:21
RIGHTS OF WRECKAGE, South Devonshire 6:4
RISDON, Tristam 1:5-8
ROADFORD RESERVOIR 36:34-5
ROADS 27:23; 43:26-8; 65:3-8; 66:36; 75:6-11; A38 65:39; Exeter Bypass 43:26-7; Exeter to Cullompton 57:24-6; Exeter Turnpike Trust 45:3-8; Exe Valley road in Devonshire 63:33-7; Plymouth to Totnes 5454:22-4; Sidmouth and Cullompton Turnpike Trust 38:16-9; South Devonshire 31:29-30; South Hams 18:24-9; Totnes North End Turnpike Trust 36:22-7
ROBBERIES, Hatherleigh 65:40
ROCHAMBEAU. Donation 42:3-7
ROSE ASH, Church of St Peter 70:17
ROYAL VISITS, Barnstaple, 1645 52:22-3
ROBERTS, Mark 27:23
ROLLE COLLEGE, Exmouth 9:34-6
ROUGEMONT HOUSE MUSEUM, Exeter 3:15
ROWE, Samuel 41:3-7; 45:18-22
SAHIB BEGUM see PHILLIPS, Kathleen Aurora
SAINTHILL, Richard. 1787-1869 34:27, 40
SAINTS 51:10-3
SALCOMBE, Bay treasure 61:38
SALTER, George 47:14-5; Peter 47:13-5; William 47:13-5
SATTERLY, Sally 14:7
SCOTT. Christopher 41:39
SEAWARD, Edward 27:4
SECOND WORLD WAR see WORLD WAR, 1939- 1945
SELLMAN, R.R. 40:8
SELLON, Lydia 19:9-11
SHARP, Mr [?Thomas] 45:7-9
SHEEPWASH, Church 70:18-19
SHIPBUILDING, Bideford 49:28-31; Lympstone 58:14-7; Torquay 61:17-24
SHIPS AND SHIPPING, Registers 23:12 Addendum 24:25
SHIPWRECKS 6:3-12; Amphion, HMS 62:18-21; rights of wreckage 6:4; Thurlestone 6:7
SHOEMAKERS 26:36; Footnote 27:23; 38-28
SHORE, James 57:14-19
SIDMOUTH, lighting 41:8-11
SIDWELL, Saint 51:10
SIGFORD 70:6-7
SILVERWARE, Armada Service 56:13-6
SIMCOE, Elizabeth 5:8; John Graves 1752-1806 57:3-7; 58:38
SINGLETON, John North 30:13-17
SISTERS OF MERCY, Devonport 30:9-11
SKINNER, Matthew 64:19-21
SLEE, Tom 16:7-13
SLIPWARE 2:13
SMUGGLING 47:13-16: 58:13-14
SOCIAL HISTORY 28:3-13; 29:13-16; 50:10; sixteenth century 4:17-19; nineteenth century 7:3-4; Exeter 25:10; 39: 23-4; Georgeham 53:11-15
SOCIETY FOR THE ENGOURAGEMENT OF ARTS, MANUFACTURERS AND COMMERCE 29:3-12; 30:30
SOUTH HAMS 30:21-4; arts and crafts 17:38-9; historical sites index 12:26-7; research 7:18-20; 11:45-6; roads 18:24-9
SOUTH MOLTON, Free School 23:7-11
SOUTH MOLTON AND DISTRICT ARCHIVE 18:30
SQUIER, Hugh 23:7-11
STANDING CONFERENCE FOR DEVON HISTORY, aims 1:1-2; history 20:2-4; projects 1:1-2, 4, 9-11 Continued as DEVON HISTORY SOCIETY
STANDING CONFERENCE FOR LOCAL HISTORY 6:20; 14:38-42; 21:38
STANES, Robin 17:2
STANNERY COURTS 33:2
STANTON see STAUNTON
STAPLEHILL 70:7-8
STAUNTON 16:21-4
STEAM HAMMERS 44:14-9
STEVENSON, James Arthur Radford 54:30-2
STOATE, family 6:13-15
STOCKDALE, Frederick William Litchfield 45:18: 46:3-8 (portrait), Correction 47:18; drawings 53:24-9
STOKE CANON, parish history 67:27
STONE, Nicholas 33:37
STONEMAN, Kenneth, obituary 59:2
STORMS, blizzard 1891 6:8-9; Torbay 1866 35:8-20
STOWFORD, John 1290-1372 40:25
STRAWBERRIES 37:28
STUTTLE, William senior and junior 42:17-18
SURNAMES see NAMES, Personal
TALATON, mill 7:14-18
TAPHOUSE MILL see TALATON mill
TAVISTOCK, Abbey 62:37-8; 69:23-4; Cemetery 35:30; iron industry 31:16; Subscription Library 40:21-2‘
TAVISTOCK AND DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY 44:37
TEIGNGRACE, Teign Bridge 52:3-11
TEIGNMOUTH 17:12-15
TELLEFSEN, Johann Christian 71:29,31
TELLEFSEN, Thomas Dyke Acland, 1823-1874 71:31,32-3; 72:16-18,20-2
TERRAE OCCUPATAE 2:7-8
THESES 9:28-33
THORVERTON 35:23-6; Bridge 36:28-9
THURLESTONE, farms and farming 49:24-7; Parish Council 46:12-16; shipwrecks 6:7; World War, 1939-45 53:22-3
TIMBER TRADE, North Devonshire 51::3-9
TIN MINING, Ilsington 63:17-18
TITHE APPORTIONMENTS 21:7-9
TIVERTON 36:10-4; Blundell’s School 13:16 20; 56:9-12; Heathcote’s British School 30:13-17; hydroelectric plant 15:27 8; museum 15:33-8, 39:17 22; parish registers 12:17-21
TOLLHOUSES 15:53
TOMBSTONES 5:31-3; Cabell tomb 39:9-16; Church monuments 61:38; surveys 1:10
TOPHOUSE MILL see TALATON, mill
TOPSHAM, fort 52:12-7; museum 38:25-7, 58:37
TORBAY, archaeology, industrial, Galmpton 27:22; Brixham, 30:30, 36:3-9; Brixham, industries 61:25-8; Brixham, military history 76:6-15; Brixham, Museum 46:36-7; Churston Ferrers 74:2-10; Fernicomhe Mill, Paignton 26:18; Paignton, World War 1939-45 40:22-5; storm, 1866 35:18-20; Torquay, church history 67:19; 70:24-6; 72:7-14; Torquay, emigration 67:20-4; Warborough Mill, Galmpton 26:18; World War, 1914-18 52:26-9, 56:20-1
TOTNES, Bridgetown. St John's Church 57:14-17; Brodestone 41:11-14; Brutus stone 41:11-14; North End Turnpike Trust 36:36:22-7; parish library 24:19-20; St Mary’s Church 30:9-12
TOTNES MUSEUM SOCIETY 64:37-8
TOURISM 66:16-22; Apology 67:32; Devonshire, north 66:18-20; Devonshire, south 66:17-18
TOWN PLANNING 14:2-4, 44:24-7
TRADE, retail 68:13-19
TRADEMARKS, Exeter 44:22-3
TRADESCANT, John 37:28
TRADE UNIONS 2;15-16
TRAIES. William, Artist 51:16-21
TRAMWAYS see RAILWAYS
TRANSPORTATION, indexes 18;31-2; World War, 1939-45 55:3-11
TRELAWNE NIANOR 56:34-5
TULLOCH, John 33:38
TURNER, Granny 31:32
TURNPIKE TRUSTS 65:5; Exeter 45:3-8; Sidmouth and Cullompton 38:16-19; Totnes North End 36:22-7
UFFCULME 63:25; Coldharbour Mill 19: 31; Museum 35:27
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, local history 8:3-12; Correction :9:40; publications 8:6-12; theses 9:28-33
URBAN LIFE 7:3-4; 47:19-21; 65:9-15
VANBRUGH, family, 39:3-8; Charles 39:3; Sir John 39:3; Philip 39:3-8; Victoria 39:4-6
VERMIN 33:15-19
VICTORIA COUNTY HISTORY 40:9-13
VOLUNTEERS, Artillery, Brixham 76:6-15
WALKER. Hilda, obituary 15:54-5
WALLING. Robert Alfred John 42:26-7
WATCHMAKING 18:14-16
WATERMILLS 27:15-21; index 1:10
WATER SUPPLY, Devonport 24;12-14; Plymouth 24;9-14; Stonehouse 24:11-12
WEMBURY LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY 64:38
WESTCOTE, Thomas 1:5-8
WESTERN. family 34:16-17
WESTERN. John 32:22-5
WEST HILL 53:30-2
WHALES 32:29
WHETHAM, Thomas 60:3-7
WHIDDON, Jacob 75:18-25
WHIMPLE, Devon Smithy 54:30-2
WHITAKER. Thomas 47:7-11
WHITE ALE 37:24-5
WIDECOMBE-IN-THE-MOOR 14: 17-20; band 7:21; Poor Law 12:28-9; population 3:8-11
WIDECOMBE AND D[STRIC’F LOCAL HISTORY GROUP 59:38
WIDWORTHY 48:3-8; Castle Hill 50:18-23; parish registers 53:16-21
WIFE-SELLING 55:12-8
WIGHTWICK, George 31:24-8
WIGZELL, Montague 73:10-17
WILLIAM III 36:3-9
WILLIAM COOKWORTHY MUSEUM 5:40; 7:12-1; historical sites index 12:26-7
WILLIAMSON, Henry 53:11-5
WILMINGTON 49:11-8
WIMPEY, Joseph 62: 1-7; William 62: 1-7
WINDMILLS 26 18-22
WOLSTON, Richard Walter 61:25-8
WOMEN'S INSTITUTES, Kenton and Powderham 76, 16-24
WOOD, Karl 26:18
WOODBURY, Ebford Wharf 70:27-32; social history 56:3-8
WOOLCOMBE, Henry 33:11
WORLD WAR, 1914-1918, Honiton 38:10-5; Torbay, Red Cross Hospitals 56:20-1; Torquay, New Zealand Discharge Centre 52:26-9
WORLD WAR, 1939-1945 54:27-9; 57:20-3; blitz 55:22-4; 58:19-24; evacuees 60:33-4; -Instow 63:21-5; Plymouth 55:3-11; 58:19-24; Thurlestone 53:22-3; Torbay, Paignton 40:22-5
WORTH, R N. 33:11-12
WYKES-FINCH, William 72:24-30
YALLOP, John, death announcement 48:13
YELVERTON AND DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY 44:35; 48:36
YEWS, Payhembury 74:25-7; 75:36
ZEAL MONACHORUM, social history 50:10
ZERAPHYN, ship 43:4-8

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Featured links

The unique heritage of Modbury is an extremely nice site of wide-ranging interest relating to a heritage project run by coordinated local societies. Its aims are:
  1. The production of a comprehensive database of historical records and facts.
  2. A selection from the unique collection of historic photographs of Modbury, known as "The Baker Collection".
  3. Details of specific historic sites of importance that were identified within the project
  4. The design and production of a "Time Line" exhibition of Modbury’s heritage, representing nine identified historic topics.
-July 2008

Public Profiler - gbnames: this is not specifically Devon, but a nice resource nonetheless. It maps British surnames by density distribution, both in 1881 and 1998. You can also try Forebears, which provides the same search, but with additional outlinks to many public resources to name-searchable records.
- updated November 2012

Past featured links can be found in the main list below or the the posting at the foot of the page.

Past featured links

Palaeography: reading old handwriting 1500-1800
Award-winning interactive tutorial from the National Archives.

Haytor Quarries & Granite Tramway
A complete historical, industrial, archaeological and geological overview of the
Haytor Granite Quarries on Dartmoor together with information on the Templer dynasty and the Templer Way including the Stover Canal.. (Good site, but we advise browsing with pop-ups blocked).

Exeter through the bottom of your beer
glass

Stuart Callon's guide to the pubs of Exeter. Unlike many pub guides, this goes into well-researched detail of their history and that of Exeter in general, and also includes a section on bygone pubs. (We advise browsing with pop-ups blocked).

Exeter Blitz
A Devon Local Studies page of photographs, kindly made available by the Exeter Express and Echo, showing the extensive air raid damage to Exeter in WW2.

Exeter Memories
David Cornforth started this site from a nice idea: tell him a personal memory of a place in Exeter, and he would take a photograph of it. The idea is developing well, and David has extended it with a historical scrapbook with pages for each decade of the 20th century, biographies of notable Exonians, and other Exeters (places and ships).

1901 Census of England and Wales Online
The official genealogy site of the Welsh & English census information for 1901. Search by person, address, place, institution or vessel. Free access to basic entry: name, age, where born, administrative county, civil parish and occupation; fee charged to view image of document and full transcription details.

English Handwriting 1500-1700: An Online Course.
From the Cambridge University English Department, a superb resource for researchers who need to access period handwritten documents. It provides online scans of documents at various levels of difficulty, with transcriptions, guides to alphabets and style, details of transcription conventions, etc. (Works best at 1024x768 screen resolution).

Babbacombe Murder Research
Excellent research site, reproducing original archive material, on the trial of John 'Babbacombe' Lee for the 1884 murder of Emma Keyse. BBC Inside Out offers another account.

The Lynmouth Floods of 1952
: an authoritative yet readable feature at
the Exmoor National Park Authority website. Here is a well-researched unofficial report by Dave Huxtable. The theory raised in 2001 on the BBC and in UK newspapers - an alleged connection with RAF cloud-seeding experiments, 'Operation Cumulus' - has never been proved.

Applause South West
Plymouth Library's new archive site exploring the history of theatre in the area over the last 300 years, featuring images, film, text and audio taken from the library's extensive theatre collection, the Records Office, TSW and local theatres.

Plymouth`s World War II Underground Air Raid Shelters
Stephen Johnson's site for his study of these relics of wartime Plymouth, including photographs
of artifacts and graffiti.

A sampler of famous Devonians.

Charles Babbage, computer pioneer; RD Blackmore, novelist; General Sir Redvers Buller, controversial Boer War commander; Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet; Agatha Christie, novelist; Sir Francis Drake, pirate turned explorer; Thomas Fowler, inventor
and computer pioneer; Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, Regency aristocrat; Fred Karno, comedy impresario (born in Exeter as Fred Westcott); Charles Kingsley, theologian and author; John 'Babbacombe' Lee, 'the man they couldn't hang'; Thomas Newcomen,
steam engine inventor; Sir Walter Raleigh , explorer; Sir Joshua Reynolds, artist; Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Polar explorer; Joanna Southcott, prophetess.

The Hallsands Home Page
Documents with contemporary and modern photographs the lost village of Hallsands. This fishing village was destroyed during a storm in 1917 after its precarious coastal location was undermined by gravel dredging for concrete for the Devonport dockyard. An interesting article in the Guardian - Village lost to the sea counts cost of injustice after man-made disaster - brings to light evidence that villagers were denied the full compensation recommended by an independent inspector.

Local Groups Listing

LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETIES

Note: page updated 24th August 2014.
Since contacts for societies are subject to change, we advise visiting a society's website for the latest information. If you have any news, alterations, or would like an event featured, please leave a comment or e-mail webmaster@devonhistorysociety.org.uk

Alphington Online History Group
A free online history group open to all with an interest in Alphington's history whereever they live. Regular newsletters/pictures sent to your e-mail address. No membership fees.Be part of a history group in the comfort of your own home.
Website: Alphington On-line History Group

Appledore Historical Society
A group that meets on the second Tuesday of each month "to record memories and document the Appledore of yesteryear".
Website: http://www.iwasthere.org.uk/page_1.htm

Axminster Historical Society
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month October to March. Guest speakers talk on a variety of local and general history subjects in an informal gathering. We start at 19.30 at The United Reform Church Hall, Chard Street, Axminster, EX13 5EB. Free car parking is available opposite. All are welcome. For further information contact Peter Ball on 01297 32631

Babbacombe and St Marychurch Local History Society
Our Local History Society was started in September 2004 with the aim of furthering interest in the local history of St Marychurch and Babbacombe and to encourage participation in research to publish articles and pamphlets so that the history of the area is recorded. In conjunction with the Friends of St Anne’s Hall we are endeavouring to produce an archive of the area consisting of photos, memorabilia and recording memories from local inhabitants.
      Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, from September to April at 7.30p.m. at St Anne’s Hall in Babbacombe. There is usually a talk by a local historian with a question and answer session, followed by coffee and tea when members are encouraged to socialise. There is no charge for members, and non members are charged £3.
      Other social activities take place during the summer months and we organise guided historical walks around Babbacombe and St Marychurch to encourage visitors and locals to learn about the history and appreciate the beautiful area we live in. These walks take place from July to September on a Tuesday at 10.30a.m. starting at The Royal on Babbacombe Downs, and they last approximately an hour and a half. We do not make a charge for these walks, however any donations are appreciated.

Bovey Tracey Heritage Trust
The Trust operates the Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre museum, housed since April 2014 in The Old Railway Station, St Johns Lane, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9YJ. It has a membership scheme, and holds talks once a month from September to April in the Phoenix Hall opposite the station. The Heritage Centre opens annually from Easter Saturday to the end of October.  Opening times are: Weekdays 10am – 4pm.  Saturdays 10am – 12noon.  Entry (and parking) is free, but donations are welcome. 
Volunteeers are always welcome; contact the Secretary, Margaret Wright, on 01626 834331.
Website: www.devonmuseums.net/bovey
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Bow and District Historical Society
Bow History is a charitable organisation whose purpose is to provide information to the people living in and around Bow about the archaeology, history and present circumstances of the area.

"Included also in the Society’s remit is the preservation of local archaeological sites, buildings and historical objects for the benefit of future generations. The Society also aims to assist members and non members to trace family forebears or help persons engaged on any local historical research ... The Society achieves these objectives by inviting both expert speakers and knowledgeable local people to give lectures to the membership and by visits to local historical places of interest, exhibitions, leaflets and printed records of the history of Bow.

Meetings are held in Bow Village Hall and begin at 7.30 pm. Details may be obtained from the joint chairpersons, Geoffrey Horner on 01363 82383 or Tricia Rodbourne on 01363 881016.
Website: bowcommunity.wordpress.com/bow-history/
See 2013 schedule of events.

Bradninch History Society
See Bradninch Town Council website.

Branscombe Project
The Branscombe Project, established in the mid-1990s, coordinates a variety of events, research projects and activities relating to Branscombe village and the wider landscape: "anywhere from prehistoric times to the present ... to explore changing landscapes, changing lives, historical materials, and living memories ... We put on annual exhibitions, winter talks, documentary dramas and ‘disappeared houses’ walks. We have covered topics as diverse as Branscombe Ghosts, Maps, Farming, Cliff Plats, Orchards, Shops & Trades, the Churchyard, Lace Making, Smuggling, Outside Loos, Road History, School History, Hedgerow Dating, Archaeological Excavation & Field-walking, House & Family Histories, Gardens, the Blackshirts, and the wreck of the Napoli". Events and activities are open to all: there is no subscription and no membership list.
Website: www.branscombeproject.org.uk

Bratton Fleming History Group
Bratton Fleming History Group was formed in September 2006 by a small group of local residents with the main objects of:
  • Recording the history of the Parish of Bratton Fleming and its surroundings.
  • Collecting and preserving the historical record of the parish of Bratton Fleming and its surroundings whatever form that record may take for example documents, photographs, artefacts, recordings.
  • Making the group’s collections available to the widest possible audience in particular the residents of the community, young and old by whatever legal means is appropriate.
The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday in each month during which a speaker is invited to give a talk on some aspect of history particularly the local history of North Devon.

The inspiration for the group came from West of Exmoor – A History of Bratton Fleming, produced by the local historian Charles Whybrow.  Until  2010 the book, a life’s work, was only available through four hand-produced copies, only one of which was publicly accessible (in the North Devon Record Office).  In 2010, following months of typing and scanning the group produced ‘A History of Bratton Fleming’ (based on Charles’ book), over 300 illustrated pages of exploration for anyone interested in the local history of Bratton Fleming.

Charles Whybrow’s book ends in the 1950’s when he left the village to return to his roots in eastern England.  A few years ago the late Mary Orchard bequeathed her large collection of photographs (covering the period from the 1950’s up to the almost the present day) to the group, these have been scanned and are available online at www.explorenorthdevon.org and a selection have also been published as Pictures of Bratton.  Further details on both these books will be available shortly on the Bratton Fleming Parish website at www.brattonflemingparish.org.uk.

Brixham Museum and Heritage Society
Meetings take place in the Brixham Christian Community Centre. For further information contact Mrs Patricia Batten on 01803 856267.
Website: www.brixhamheritage.org.uk

Broadclyst Local History Society
The Society presentes talks in Victory Hall, Broadclyst at 7.30 pm, the 2nd Monday of every month.
Contacts: John Jones, 01392 464577 or Arthur Fowler, 01392 437115
See 2013 events listing.

Buckland Brewer History Group
Launched on 18th September 2013, the aim of the Group is to inspire the community of Buckland Brewer and those with a love of Buckland Brewer, to take pride in and ownership of, their history and heritage in all forms. We hope to provide opportunities for the community to explore the history of our parish through talks, events, exhibitions. outings, workshops, members’ own supported research, and newsletters.  Unless otherwise stated, regular meetings are at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of each month, in the Parish Church Schoolroom in Buckland Brewer.
Contact: Dr L Layton (secretary), 2 Castle Cottages, Buckland Brewer, Devon EX39 5LP (BucklandBrewerHistoryGroup@hotmail.co.uk).
Website: Buckland Brewer History Group

Chagford Local History Society
Chagford Local History Society aims to study the history of Chagford and the surrounding district and has a large collection of material available to view on request. £8 single and £15 joint membership. There is an interesting series of lectures during the winter months, on the last Thursday of the month, in Endecott House starting at 7.30pm – Coffee or Tea at 7pm. These are open to the public – Visitors £2. The several field trips both local and further afield during the summer months are for members only. The Society has mounted 5 exhibitions over the last 10 years which chronicle the history of Chagford street by street. With text, photographs and illustrations, the use of each building and the trade or profession of the occupants hs been recorded in the light of our present knowledge. We welcome further information. This material is maintained in folders which may be borrowed by arrangement.
Please contact Sue Price – Secretary – susan.m.price@btinternet.com
Website: Chagford Local History Society

Chudleigh History Group
Formed in 2002, the group has a membership exceeding 150 and takes a very active interest in any matters relating to the preservation or investigation of the fabric of the community. It has conducted a number of significant conservation and documentation projects, and its The Chudleigh Book received the Devon History Society's 'Devon Book of the Year 2009 - Hoskins Award'.

It meets once a month, normally on the first Friday and held in either the large hall or the Woodway Room, both within the Town Hall complex. Starting at 7:30pm the usual format is to have a guest speaker click here to see our calendar of events. Talks usually last for 45 minutes to one hour and are followed by complimentary refreshments. The evening is usually concluded by 9:30pm. Other daytime events are also organised in the summer months and the detail of these may also be found on the events page.
Website: www.chudleighhistorygroup.com

Chulmleigh & District Local History Society
Founded in 1975, with a membership of around 70, the group shares an interest not only in history local to Chulmleigh and district but to the entire South West of England. It describes itself as not a society of academics but a genuine cross-section of “local” people, which includes not only Chulmleigh but also Ashreigney, South Molton, Chawleigh, Witheridge, Morchard Bishop, Black Dog, and so on. Its aim is not only to further and foster interest in the local history of the “South West” but to do this in such a way as to encourage friendship amongst its membership. 

The Annual General Meeting (usually followed by a speaker on some topic of interest) starts its winter programme of monthly meetings.  These involve speakers on a variety of topics, a social evening in January and a Society dinner in May, usually with an after dinner speaker.  This event also starts the  summer programme of visits, running from May to September, which includes at least one coach outing.  Other annual events include a Saturday coffee morning at the Town Hall and a Society “table” in the Town Hall during Chulmleigh Fayre week, when members are available for general enquiries and to explain our aims and activities.

The Society's research and record-keeping aspects of our activities currently include a more detailed local history of Chulmleigh than has previously been attempted; liaison with other societies; the production of an annual illustrated “Transactions” publication describing the Society’s activities, which is distributed free to members and other local history archives; a periodic newsletter; updating and expanding our own plan archive and library at the Town Hall and making this available to members; conducting sympathetic interviews with older members of the locality and recording these on disc; and developing a photographic record of Chulmleigh and surrounding areas.

The annual subscription is £6 single and £10 joint (two people sharing an address) plus £2.50 payable at each lecture attended.  Visitors are welcome to attend at £4 per person.

Enquiries to: Roy Gosney (Chairman) 01769-520677 / Sue Ellwood (Secretary) 01363-877355
More details here: Chulmleigh & District Local History Society

Civil War in East and Mid Devon Group
This group meets to exchange knowledge and research concerning the 17th century English Civil War as it affected Mid and East Devon. Those sharing this interest are welcome to contact Mr Frank Pearse of 9 Hill View, Sidmouth, DEVON EX10 9DF.

Colyton Parish History Society
Founded in 1986, the Colyton Parish History Society has 150 members whose
aim is to encourage and promote the study of local and family history.
Website:  www.colytonhistory.co.uk

Combe Martin History Forum (formerly Combe Martin Historical Society)
See Facebook: CombeMartinHistoryForum

Crediton Area History and Museum Society
The aims are "to advance public education in the history of Crediton and the surrounding area by means of talks, exhibitions, meetings etc. as well as the provision of a museum.
For details of events please e-mail su2416@onetel.net.uk
Website: Crediton Area History And Museum Society

Dartington Rural Archive
See Totnes Image Bank, below

Dartmouth History Research Group
The Group is dedicated to the research and recording of the history of Dartmouth and surrounding villages, and to making this research available to the general public. Membership is open to all. Further information may be obtained from Walter Fleet (tel: 01803 832810 or email on walter.fleet@talktalk.net
See also The Dartmouth Archives

Dawlish Local History Group
Formed in 1993, its purpose includes: to conduct research into the history of Dawlish and district; to collect and preserve documentary material relevant to this history and to make these materials available to researchers; to disseminate information regarding the history of Dawlish through publication and by giving talks by visiting speakers and visits to neighbouring places of historical interest; to provide assistance to anyone interested in making enquires into local and family history.
Website: www.dawlishhistory.org.uk

Devon Archaeological Society
"to promote and conserve Devon's archaeological sites and landscapes; to foster research; to develop a great understanding of archaeology amongst its membership and the wider public.
Website: www.devonarchaeologicalsociety.org.uk

Devon Buildings Group
"established in 1986, its aim is to encourage awareness of all aspects of the wealth of historic buildings in Devon and to take an active part in their preservation".

This includes "to promote the study, wider understanding and appreciation of the historic buildings ... to liaise between local and national groups and other interested bodies ... to afford advice to owners and public authorities in regard to conservation and repair ... and to take an active part in the preservation ... especially through casework on buildings or groups of buildings under threat".
Website: www.devonbuildingsgroup.org.uk

Devon Rural Archive
a research group set up in February 2006 by The Fenwick Charitable Trust to provide a resource for local historians, archaeologists, genealogists and the public, focusing on rediscovering the remains of buildings and landscapes which are not immediately recognisable to the untrained eye. The Archive runs a monthly programme of events and talks.
The contact is Ian Blackwell on 01548 830832 / ian@dra.uk.net / Devon Rural Archive, Shilstone, Modbury, Devon PL21 0TW.
Website: www.devonruralarchive.com

Exeter Local History Society
The Society exists to promote an interest in the history of Exeter - it is open to anyone who has an interest in the local history of Exeter. Members can attend the bi-monthly meetings to listen to a variety of expert speakers on different aspects of Exeter's long history. In the past, subjects have covered the Trafalgar Trail, colourful clergy of Devon, the cinemas of Devon, and much more. Visits to local places of interest are arranged, including in the past, the Devon and Exeter Institution, the Cathedral, walks around St Thomas and more.
For details of events please e-mail exeterhistory@hotmail.com.
Website: www.exeterhistorysociety.co.uk

Exmouth Historical and Archaeological Society
Monthly meetings are held at Glenorchy Church Hall, Exeter Road, and commence at 7.30 p.m. Visitors are welcome at all meetings – entrance £2.
For further information, phone Mike Tracey (01395 260442)
See 2014 programme.

Feniton History Group
"The aim of the group is to re-file and index the archive of the late Mr. Eric Yates stored in Honiton Museum and to document the village’s past. We are an informal group of friends; there is no membership fee. We meet in the Nog Inn, Feniton, Devon on a regular basis. All welcome".
Contact: Chris Gibbins 01404 850713/ cmgibbins@tiscali.co.uk
Web: feniton.blogspot.co.uk

Galmpton & Churston Local History Group
See Galmpston Village Institute Hall website 

Halberton History Group
A small group formed five years ago to find out more about Halberton parish which includes Ash Thomas and Brithem Bottom.  The Group meets on the second Thursday of each month.  Everyone is welcome to visit their History Room in the Village Hall,which is open two half days a week, to view their collection of old photographs, maps and documents.  Further information from the Secretary on 01884 820325 or email historygroup@halberton.org
See also Halberton History Group at the Halberton website.

Harberton and Harbertonford History Society
Forthcoming events (Autumn 2014):
  • September 14th. Trip to Torre Abbey. Depart Harbertonford 1.15 pm.
  • September 23rd. Marion Hardy . Tramps and Vagrants in Devon 1600-1800. Venue: Harberton Parish Church. 7.30 pm.
  • November 4th. Joslin Fiennes. Dartmouth: Its  History, Art and People. Venue: Harbertonford Church. 7.30pm.
Entry for non members is  £2 and we very much welcome guests.
For further information please contact: Geoff Broom - Harbertonford (01803 731097) or Stanley Oldfield - Harberton (01803 864654).

Hartland Society
Details pending

Hatherleigh History Society
Details pending

Hawkchurch History Society
Contact: Maggie Stead (Secretary) email: maggie.stead@googlemail.com

Heavitree Local History Society
"A friendly, informal group that seeks to promote an interest in local history, particularly that of the Heavitree area. We gather four times a year to listen to an invited speaker on a subject related to local history. All meetings commence at 7:30pm and are held in the Rifford Room at the eastern end of St Michael & All Angels Church, Church Street, Heavitree. Meetings are open to both members and non-members, but there is a charge of £3 for non-members payable on the night. In addition to this we have displays and events in the Heavitree area from time to time."
See website: www.heavitreelocalhistorysociety.co.uk

High Bickington Historical Society
Meetings are held at the Community Centre in High Bickington on the fourth Wednesday in the month between September and April . More information about the society and its programme can be found on the Society’s web page high-bickington-historical-society.webs.com where contact telephone numbers are listed, or by emailing John Bolt, john_shirley@brownscombecottage.com

Holsworthy Local History Society
Holsworthy History Society meets on the second  Thursday of every month, except for January and August, at The Skills Centre, Holsworthy. Meetings commence at 7pm. Annual membership is £10 plus £1 per meeting attended by members. Visitors welcome at £3 per meeting. Details from  Lynda Vickery on 01409 253927.

The programme for the following few months is as follows:
July 10th: Janet Few talking about "Immigration From Devon, Face, Fish, Family and Farm"
August 14th: No speaker or formal meeting but a possible Tea Party
September 11th: Charles Innis on "History of the River Torridge"
October 9th: Tom Solby on "Tamar to the Sea"
November 13th:  Dr. Trevor May on "19th Century Devon"
December 11th: The A.G.M and Social Evening

Honiton History Society
Meetings are held in the Methodist Hall, Chapel Street, Honiton, EX14 1EU (off New Street - see Google Maps for location), generally one Thursday a month: see Honiton History Society: 2014-2015 events for the current listing.
Contact Howard Foss (01404 45051 / e-mail vhfoss68@gmail.com).

Kennerleigh & District Heritage Group
A forum for historical and cultural events for people in the area of Kennerleigh, Woolfardisworthy and Black Dog.
See website: kadheritage.btck.co.uk for further details.

Kenton Past and Present Society
See website for description and contact details.

Kings Nympton History Society
The society meets on the third Wednesday of every second month at 7pm; it has an open day every other year. "We have transcribed births, deaths and marriages from church records dating back to 17thC and now have quite comprehensive spreadsheets available for anyone who is looking for their family history. We are in the process of listing and deciphering gravestones. Our latest and biggest project to date has been to research virtually every property in the village to ascertain the construction and the properties current and previous use ... We have also listed present and previous owners and anything of historical interest that we could unearth. We have produced a 71 page booklet entitled The Changing Face of Kings Nympton".
Contact: Geoff Keegan, Chairman (01769 580007 / knhs@fhsinternet.com)
Website: Kings Nympton History Society

Kingsbridge History Society
Website: www.kingsbridge-history.co.uk

Kingston Local History Society
Website: www.kingstonlocalhistory.co.uk

Lewdown Local History Group
The Lewdown Local History Group (West Devon) meets every fourth Wednesday at 7.30pm in winter (except December) at Broadley Chapel, near Lewdown with monthly trips and visits locally over the summer. It focuses on the history of the five parishes surrounding Lewdown and features a number of meetings based on members’ research and knowledge. Meetings are usually held on Wednesday. Details of walks and visits (usually 6.30pm) are circulated. All other events are at Broadley Chapel at 7.30pm. For further information please telephone the Secretary (01566 783396).
See also the DHS post Lewdown past.

The Lustleigh Society
Information about the Lustleigh Society, a full calendar of forthcoming events, and opening times for its Community Archives Room, can be found on the Lustleigh Society web-site at lustleigharchives.wordpress.com. The contacts are:
Secretary: lustleighsec@gmail.com
Programme Secretary: lustleighprog@gmail.com
Lustleigh Community Archive: lustleigharchives@gmail.com (01647 277310).

Lympstone History Society
See Lympstone.org page

Marldon Local History Group
Website: www.marldonhistory.co.uk

Membury History Society
Membury Local History Society is a non-profit organisation specialising in the local history of the parish of Membury and the surrounding area. Its aims are: to study the local history of Membury and surrounding area to foster interest; to acquire, collect and store relevant local history material; and to assist in the preservation of ancient monuments, buildings and landscapes in the parish. Everyone is welcome, and encouraged, to join the society and with a subscription of only £3 per year it is not prohibitive.
Meetings: No special meeting day, arranged when required.
Contact: Secretary, Bill Sheppard, Hook Hill Farm, Membury, EX13 7TT
Website: membury.org.uk/history/

Moretonhampstead History Society
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month in the Community Club, Court Street, Moretonhampstead at 7.30 pm. For details please contact Bill Hardiman (billmgs2001@hotmail.com) / 3 Courtenay Terrace, Station Road, Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8NJ / 01647 441 083.
Website: www.moretonhampstead.org.uk

Newton Ferrers & Noss Mayo Local History Group
Details pending

North Devon Archaeological Society
Founded some fifty years ago, the Society aims to promote interest and awareness in archaeology and history by encouraging and supporting field survey, research and recording, preservation of ancient monuments and antiquities and excavation to professional standards with publication where appropriate. There is a programme of lectures during the winter months at Pilton Community College with expeditions to sites of historical interest during the summer. New members are welcome. For more information email Terry Green, qwyngala@talktalk.net.
Website: www.ndas.org.uk

North Molton History Society
See www.northmoltonvillage.co.uk/history.htm

Okehampton and District Local History Society
Meetings of the History Society are held on the second Wednesday of the month, at 7.30pm in the Ockment Centre. New members are always welcome. Anyone interested should contact the secretary, Jane Lehni 01837 840087. Non-members may attend for £2 per person.

Old Plymouth Society
Meetings normally take place in the Spurgeon Hall, Mutley Baptist Church at 7.00 for 7.30 pm (see 2013 programe).
Website: www.oldplymouthsociety.net

Otter Valley Association
Otter Valley Association (OVA) is the amenity society covering the communities of: Newton Poppleford, Colaton Raleigh, East Budleigh, Otterton and Budleigh Salterton which lie within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the lower Otter Valley. In addition to helping to conserve the natural and built environment, the OVA, through its history section, promotes and publishes research on the history of the area and its people, and is in the process of creating an online text searchable history archive, Ovapedia. OVA conducts a programme of events including talks (admission fee, open to all), walks (free, open to all).
Anyone who is interested in the Otter Valley may join, wherever they live.
See Ovapedia (www.ovapedia.org.uk) for the 2013 programme and further information.

Ottery St Mary Heritage Society
Meetings take place in the Institute, Ottery St Mary and begin at 7.30 p.m. For further details of these and other events please contact Chris Wakefield (tel. 01404 815262).
Website: www.otteryheritage.org.uk

Paignton Heritage Society (formerly Paignton Preservation and Local History Society)
Its aims are:
To preserve and open to the public all the heritage buildings in Paignton.
To encourage tourist and trade initiatives that will benefit Paignton.
To support local concern over critical planning applications.
To monitor the policies and plans of government, council, and developers.
Website: paigntonsociety.webs.com

Parracombe Archaeology and History Society
Details pending

Petrockstowe Local History Group
Meetings are held on the second Friday of the month at 7.30pm in the Baxter Hall, Petrockstowe. Admission is £4 for non members and £2 for members. New members are welcome, but it's advisable to telephone prior to any meetings in case it is an outing event.
Contact: Ann Luxton 01837810280
See also: www.petrockstowe.co.uk/h_group.html

Plymouth & District Archaeological Society
Website: www.plymarchsoc.org.uk

Plymouth Barbican Association: South West Image Bank
The Plymouth Barbican Association is scanning and cataloguing over two million images from the Western Morning News. These chart the post-war developement of Plymouth and the surronding area. A Public Access Room will be opened on 1 February 2008, from which date bookings may be made to view the working catalogue and the associated images. Online description here. For further information please contact the Archivist/Manager (telephone 01752 665445 or email SWimagebank@btconnect.com).

Plymouth Branch, Historical Association
Regional branch of the national association: "The Association believes that an historical awareness is essential for the twenty-first century citizen. We are the leading national charity supporting the study and enjoyment of history: a vibrant organisation active in all spheres of formal and informal history education encompassing the national and local dimensions."
Website: www.ha-plymouth.org.uk (click here for location and programme).

Poltimore Estate Research Society
The Poltimore Estate Research Society (PERS) works to support the Poltimore House Trust by researching and presenting the histories of the house and grounds, and those of the community around it, during its many phases as a gentleman’s residence, an educational establishment and a nursing home and hospital.
Research work already undertaken, chiefly through the Exeter University Poltimore Community and Landscape Project, as well as forthcoming events featuring local history, can be found on the main website www.poltimore.org
If you are interested in joining the group please get in touch with the group by emailing j.f.neville@btinternet.com

Princetown History Club (formerly Princetown & District Local History Club)
See Princetown News for details.

Ringmore Historical Society
Information regarding meetings may be obtained from Mrs M. Stark (tel. 01548 810324).
See also Ringmore Village website

Shebbear & Buckland Filleigh Historical Society
Meets monthly except August and December. Contact: Mrs Rose Buse, Secretary/Treasurer on 01409-281489.
Website: www.shebbearvillage.co.uk/historicsociety.htm

Shillingford Local History Society

Meetings take place in the village hall, and a modest charge is usually made to non-members. For further information please e-mail bobbthevet@aol.com or telephone 01392 832625.

Sidmouth Local History Group
The Sidmouth Local History Group is a part of the Sid Vale Association which aims to promote and support research into the history of the Sid Valley and surroundings. The Group meets on the second Monday of every second month, in the Darlington Room at Abbeyfield, Station Road, Sidmouth. The usual format is for members to introduce discussion on topics of research that they are working on, but occasionally a full presentation is made of a completed piece of work. Members of the group have access to a wide range of local records that may be of help to new researchers. Those who undertake research are encouraged to deposit the results of their efforts in the Sidmouth Museum.
(Meetings for 2014: 13th January, 10th March, 12th May, 14th July, 8th September & 10th November).
For more details contact the Chairman, Brian Golding, at bwgolding@aol.co.uk or on Sidmouth 578474.

Silverton Local History Society
For details of meetings and events please contact Graham Parnell (GJHP@btinternet.com).
Website: www.silvertonlocalhistory.co.uk

South Molton & District Archive Local History Society
Details pending

Tavistock & District Local History Society
Founded in 1984, organises monthly meetings and outings for members and non-members, as well as publishing books and pamphlets, and running its own museum. Please telephone 01822 810213 regarding any enquiries.
Website: www.tavistockhistory.btck.co.uk

Teign Valley History Group
Formed in November 2010 and based in Christow, the Group's objectives are: to encourage research into the events throughout the valley, from Trusham to Dunsford; to sponsor talks on history within the county, especially the valley; and to visit various sites of historical interest.
Secretary and contact: Graham Thompson (01647 253145).
Website: teign.net/teign-valley-history-group

Teign Heritage (formerly Teignmouth & Shaldon Historical Society)
Contact: Beryl King, Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum, 29 French Street, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8ST / Tel: 01626 777041

Thorverton & District History Society
Website: www.communigate.co.uk/twc/tdhs/

Topsham History Group
New group to promote and study local history in Topsham. Contact: Honorary Secretary, Sharon Patrick, on 01392 877510, or Events Organiser, Jacqueline Cummings, on 01392 875944.

Torrington & District Historical Society
Details pending

Totnes Image Bank & Rural Archive
Photographic database containing 20.000 images of Totnes and the surounding district dating from the 1870s to the present day. The Rural Archive (formally Dartington Rural Archive) contains 7000 images of rural life covering the South Hams and South Devon.
Town Mill. Coronation Road. Totnes. TQ9 5DF.
Open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am to 4pm.
For forthcoming events please contact Moira Mellor (01803 812168), Ray Freeman (01803 833881) or Ann Cripps (01803 865578).
Website: www.totnesimagebank.org

Uffculme Local History Group
We meet on the 1st Wed of the month @ 7:30pm in the Garden Room of Uffculme Village Hall (£2.00 fee for members & guests).
AGM (Jan) / Six speakers (Feb-May, Oct, Nov) / Summer (June) & Christmas (Dec) parties / Summer Outing (Jul).
NB: No meetings in Aug & Sept
For details of events please telephone Hon. Secretary, Miss Maria Weston (01884 841 033).
E-mail: mail@uffculmehistory.com
Website: uffculmehistory.com

Ugborough Local History Group
Meetings take place at 8.00 p.m. in the Village Hall. An entrance fee of £1 is charged to non-members. Further information may be obtained from Vici Hemming (tel. 01752 895558 or email history@mondoepople.org).
Website: www.ugborough.com/history

Wembury Local History Society
Website: www.wemburyhistory.org.uk. The site carries the current programme, lists of its publications and committee members, contact details and a brief overview of Wembury's history.

Westward Ho! History Society
Website: www.westwardhohistory.co.uk

Whimple History Society
"An enthusiastic group of volunteers caring about Whimple's past, archiving today's information for historians of the future and committed to researching, recording and making available to anyone, information relating to the history of the village of Whimple, its people, customs, traditions, skills and trades". It also maintains a heritage centre.
Contact: 01404 822499
Website: www.whimple.org

Widecombe and District Local History Group
Meetings take place in The Church house, Widecombe at 7.30 pm. For further information contact Tony Beard: tony@widecombe.fsnet.co.uk.
Website: www.widecombe-in-the-moor.com/history/home.php

Woodbury Local History Society
2014 programme of talks:
6 Mar – Conservation and Preservation of Old Books and Documents etc. - illustrated     talk by Deborah Phillips     (held in Woodbury Village Hall)
1 May – The Life and Times of the Wilson Family, Farmers of Woodbury - illustrated     talk by George Wilson and sisters    (held in Woodbury Salterton Village Hall)
June/July - summer outing (to be arranged)
4 Sep – Inland Waterways of England and Wales - illustrated talk by Bernard Hughes    (held in Woodbury Village Hall, and postponed from last year)
6 Nov – Woodbury’s Tudor Church – talk by John Allan (held in St Swithuns, the         parish church of Woodbury

The Society meets in Woodbury Village Hall (unless otherwise advertised) at 7.30 on the first Thursday of March, May, September and November when a lecture is given by a member or invited speaker. The AGM and social is held on the first Thursday of February. The annual subscription is £8, and the fee for visitors is £4. The Society has a Reference Library and Archive Room in Woodbury Village Hall in which a large collection of papers, maps, books, photographs, newspaper cuttings etc. concerning the parish of Woodbury (and Devon in general) are kept.
  • Chairman: Prof Nick Burgess nicksueburgess@gmail.com
  • Secretary: Suzie Austin suzyaustin@gmail.com
The Society has no website itself, though much of what goes on in Woodbury can be found on www.woodburydevon.co.uk, the website of Roger Stokes (01395 232350 / rstokes@woodburydevon.co.uk).
Yelverton and District Local History Society
The times and venues of events may be obtained from:
Website: www.yelvertonhistory.org.uk