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Volume 89

2019B – Click for full abstracts

The Legend of Saint Budoc, Dave Wildman
The Classification of Devon Roodscreens: A Re-Assessment, Michael Aufrère Williams
A Hydraulic Landscape in Branscombe, John Torrance
The Boundaries of the County of Devon, J. W. Hart
‘Honiton Has Swallowed All’: The Escot (East Devon) Estate and the Yonge Family, Philippe Planel
The Life and Tragic Death of Simon Levy, a Silversmith from Georgian Exeter, Ian Varndell
The Bridestowe Peat Sett, Michael Messenger
The 1929 Plymouth Drake Election Petition, Jonathan Wood

Obituary – Bob Patten 1948-2018

Book Reviews

Richard Batten (ed.), A Lord Lieutenant in Wartime: The experiences of the fourth Earl Fortescue during the First World War
Jeremy Black, Exeter’s University: a History
Rivers Carew, Footprints in the Sand: the story of the Carews of Devon 1086-1945
Stuart Drabble, Haytor Granite: A Celebration
Michael Gee, The Devon Orchards Book
Tony Grumley-Grennan and Michael Hardy, Gidleigh: a Dartmoor Village past and present, 2nd edition
Peter Maunder, Tiverton Cloth: The Story of the Town’s Woollen Trade 1475-1815
Nicholas Orme, Medieval Pilgrimage: with a survey of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Bristol
Nigel and Caroline Webb, Mr Sugar Face and his Moll
The Lustleigh Society (Chris Wilson and Karen Stevenson), Lustleigh: A Dartmoor Village in Focus
Poltimore Estate Research Society, Poltimore: A Village in Transition, 1911- 1921
Sarah Child, Rackenford: a Short History, 2nd edition
Peter Bowers, Clive Cotton, Heather Culpin and Allan Weller, Sampford Peverell during the First World War
Kenton Past and Present Society, Kenton Remembers: World War I Roll of Service

Volume 88 – Special 50th Anniversary Issue: Early Victorian Schools

2019A – Click for full abstracts

Introduction and Overview
Patrons and Parsons: the development of elementary education in rural Devon parishes, 1833-1870
Religious Rivalry
Marwood Schools
The Chagford Philanthropists Ensuring Education for the Poorer Members of their Community 1790–1870
The Slow Death of Dartmouth’s Endowed Grammar School
The Heathcoat Family and Education in Tiverton
The Development of Schools for the Pauper Children of Devon, 1833-1870
Lace Schools in East Devon
Private Schools in the South Devon resorts, 1830-1870, with particular reference to Exmouth
West Buckland Farm and County School: Post-Elementary Education for Farmers’ Sons in the 1860s

Volume 87

2018 – Click for full abstracts

The Escheators, their Duties and Role in the Heritage of Devon’s Landed Families, Charles Scott-Fox.
Devon Roodscreens after the Reformation: Destruction and Survival, Michael Aufrère Williams.
The Colyton Feoffees and Twenty Men, Sarah Charman.
The Bidlakes of Bridestowe and the Young Pretender, Elly Babbedge.
The Church of England and the Great War: the Clergy in North Devon, Andrew Jones.
Participation in the Female Community by Women of the Frood Family of Topsham: Gentility, Suffrage, WWI and Afterwards, Penny Bayer.

Book Reviews

Elly Babbedge The Bidlakes of Bridestowe.
Stephen Banfield, Music in the West Country: Social and Cultural History across an English Region.
Roger Barrett, Salcombe: Schooner Port: A Maritime History of Salcombe & its Merchant Sailing Vessels in the Nineteenth Century.
Tony Brooks. Kelly Mine and the ‘Shiny Ore’ Mines of the Wray Valley.
Martin Graebe, As I Walked Out, Sabine Baring-Gould and the Search for the Folk Songs of Devon and Cornwall.
Denise Holton and Elizabeth J Hammett, A-Z of Barnstaple: Places – People – History.
Samantha Little, (ed.), Writing home to Brixham: lives across a century – letters from Brixham men and women serving in the Great War, 1914-1918, vol. 1.
Lustleigh Society, In the Footsteps of the Victorians: Aspects of change in the Wrey Valley and surrounding area.
Peter F. Mason, Dartmoor, a Wild and Wondrous Region: the Portrayal of Dartmoor in Art, 1750-1920.
Joanna Mattingly (ed.), Stratton Churchwardens’ Accounts, 1512-1578.
Phil Newman (ed.), The Tinworking Landscape of Dartmoor in a European Context.
Pamela Vass, Breaking the Mould: The Suffragette Story in North Devon.
Robert Waterhouse, The Tavistock Canal: Its History and Archaeology.
Anthony J. Wheaton, A Lasting Impression: a History of Wheatons in Exeter.
Martin Wyatt, Quakers in Plymouth: A Friends Meeting in Context 1654 to the 1960s.

Volume 86
2017 – Click for full abstracts

Introduction, Henry French.
Changes in Crop Areas and Livestock Numbers in Some Devon Parishes in Response to World War I, Edward Hitchings, Penny Lawrence, Judith Moss & Roger Wilkins.
Methodology of Investigating Changes on Farms in Some Devon Parishes in World War I, Penny Lawrence.
Two Girls on the Land: A 1918 Diary, Judy Moss.
Devon County Council and First World War Food Production Policy: A Challenge to Landlordism and Squirearchy, Julia Neville.
Challenges to Devon Estate Gardens During World War One, Clare Greener, Anne Kaile & Julia Neville.
Gooseberries for the Fleet: The Home Front Kitchen in Devon in World War I, Paul Cleave.
The Brixham Fishing Fleet in the Great War, Samantha Little.

Book Reviews

Martin Bodman, Mills on the Teign: A Gazetteer of Water-Powered Sites on the Teign and Bovey and their Tributaries.
Smitten Down yet not Destroyed: A Record of the War Dead of Bovey Tracey, Its War Memorials and Those Who Served.
Simon Butler, Land Girl Suffragette: The Extraordinary Story of Olive Hockin.
Nicky Campbell, To Buy a Whole Parish: Rousdon and the Peek Family.
Jannine Crocker, ed., Elizabethan Inventories and Wills of the Exeter Orphans’ Court.
Francis Davey, ed., Heart of Oak: Letters from Admiral Gardner (1742-1809).
Todd Gray, ed., Devon Parish Taxpayers 1500-1650, Volume One: Abbotskerswell to Beer and Seaton.
Tom Greeves, Called Home, The Dartmoor Tin Miner 1860-1940, Photographs and Memory.
Darren Marsh, Exeter’s Royal Clarence Hotel.
David Parker, Edwardian Devon 1900-1914: Before the Lights Went Out.
Bill Pratt, A Visionary Friend: Exeter’s School for the Blind, 1838-1965.
Pamela Vass (with contributions from Mark Glasker and David Hogan), The Power of Three: Thomas Fowler, Devon’s Forgotten Genius.

Volume 85
2016 – Click for full abstracts

Medieval Tenurial Geography and the Open Fields in Ottery St Mary, Christopher Wakefield.
The Meaning and History of Indio in Bovey Tracey, and the Legend of its Nunnery, Frances Billinge.
Four Neglected Pixy-Led Sources from Devon, Simon Young.
George Montagu of Kingsbridge and Lackham: Georian Soldier, Naturalist and Libertine, Tony Pratt.
Saint George’s Chapel, Windsor, and South Molton Parsonage in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Jeremy Sims.
Orchards in Northern Devon c.1840: An Analysis of the Tithe Survey, John Bradbeer.

Book Reviews

Elly Babbedge, Cheriton Fitzpaine: A Sense of Community.
Daphne Barnes-Phillips, Exmouth’s Rolle: Educating Students and Teachers from 1870 to 2008.
John Bradbeer & Terry Green, The Heritage Handbook: An A-Z guide to the Archaeology and Landscape History of Northern Devon.
Christopher Chesney, ed., The Schools of Sampford Peverell: Two Centuries of Education.
Derek Gore, The Vikings in the West County.
Tom Greeves, Dartmoor’s Earliest Photographs: Landscape and Place 1860-1880.
Mike Holgate, Napoleon’s Grand British Holiday: The Remarkable Story of Bonaparte and His Time on the South Devon Coast.
Denise Holton & Elizabeth J. Hammett, Barnstaple and Around: The Postcard Collection.
E.A. Jones, England’s Last Medieval Monastery: Syon Abbey 1415-2015.
Hugh Meller, The Country Houses of Devon.
Nicholas Orme, The Churches of Medieval Exeter.
Tony Rea, South Devon in the Great War (Your Towns and Cities in the Great War)
Karen Stevenson & others, Lustleigh and the First World War.
Michael Rhodes, Devon’s Torre Abbey: Faith, Politics and Grand Designs.
Mark Stoyle, Water in the City: The Aqueducts and Underground Passages of Exeter.
Andrew Swift & Kirsten Elliott, Devon Pubs: A Pictorial Perspective.
T.P. Wiseman, How Old is Exeter? Divining the Distant Past with W.G. Hoskins.

Volume 84
2015 – click for full abstracts

The Devon Cromwellians, Stephen K. Roberts
The Iconography of Medieval Devon Roodscreens, Michael Aufrère Williams
Where is Hederland? Jeanne James
Disorder and Rebellion: Perkin Warbeck and South West England, David M. Yorath
Nonconformist Singing in Devon, Stephen Banfield
The Impact of the Bible Christians in Rural North-West Devon – a Force for Unity or Division? Janet Few
Early Victorian Farming on the Culm: Using the Tithe Survey to Examine Patterns of Land Use and Landscape, John Bradbeer
Cultural Conflict in Ilfracombe: Fern-Collecting, and the Cottage Garden Society’s Prize-Giving Controversy of 1860, Andrew Jackson, Arran Hart, Tracey Jones and Rachel Maxey

Book Reviews

Peter Fung, From Venus to Victoria: A History of Fortfield Terrace and Sidmouth 1790-1901
Alan Kittridge, Sail and Steam in the Plymouth District
Hannes Kleineke, The Chancery Case between Nicholas Radford and Thomas Tremayne: The Exeter Depositions of 1439 (Devon and Cornwall Record Society, 2013)
William D. Lethbridge, Discover Prehistoric Dartmoor – A Walker’s Guide to the Moorland’s Ancient Monuments
Peter Wade, Abbotskerswell During World War I: The Story of a Devon Village at War: The AbbPast Roll of Honour Project, 1914-1920
Nicholas Orme, The Minor Clergy of Exeter Cathedral: Biographies, 1250-1548 (Exeter: Devon and Cornwall Record Society, New Series, 54, 2013)
David Parker, in association with the Devon and Exeter Institution, Exeter: Remembering 1914-1918
Derek Tait, Exeter in the Great War
Alex Potter, Torquay in the Great War
R. J. Stewart, Devon Great Consols: A Mine of Mines
Gerald Wasley, Prelude to D-Day: Devon’s Role in the Storming of Hitler’s Europe

Volume 83
2014 – click for full abstracts

Medieval Devon Roodscreens from the Fourteenth Century to the Present Day: Michael Aufrère Williams.
Coping with Tribulation in the Late Middle Ages: A Sequence of Prayers in a Late-Medieval Medical Compendium in Exeter Cathedral Library: Charity Scott-Stokes.
Evidence for Eighteenth-Century Rebuilding at Poltimore House: Interpreting Edmund Prideaux’s Drawings, 1716 and 1727: Claire Donovan and Jocelyn Hemmings.
Charles Lanyon, Merchant of Penzance: Victim of Cruelty and Corruption in the County Debtors Prison in Exeter, Gillian Selley.
Napoleon in Plymouth Sound, Quentin Bond Spear.
Early Victorian Farming on the Culm: Using the Tithe Survey to Examine Patterns of Land-Holding Tenure: John Bradbeer.
The Bideford Rope-Maker’s Posts: Peter Christie.

Book Reviews

Helen Fry (2013): The Jews of Exeter. An Illustrated History. Alice Lock.
Paul Garnsworthy, ed. (2013): Brunel’s Atmospheric Railway: Featuring the Contemporary Watercolours of William Dawson. Robert Hesketh.
Todd Gray (2013): The Art of the Devon Garden. Anne Jervoise.
Robert Hesketh (2014): Devon’s Railway Heritage. Sadru Bhanji.
Richard N Longridge (2013): The Devon and Exeter Institution, 1813-2013. Paul Auchterlonie.
Shirley Paterson et.a al. (2012): The Plymouth Athenaeum, 1812-2012. Paul Auchterlonie.
Alex Mettler (2013): A Devon Gem: The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock. Helen Harris.
Nicholas Orme (2013): The Church in Devon, 400-1560. Nicholas Grant.
David Parker (2013): The People of Devon in the First World War. Bob and Jacqueline Patten.
Lucy Ryder (2013): The Historic Landscape of Devon: A Study in Change and Continuity. Greg Finch.
Sam Smiles, ed. (2013): West Country to World’s End: The South West in the Tudor Age. Claire Donovan.
WB Stephens (2012): The Seventeenth-Century Customs Service Surveyed. John Torrance.

Volume 82
2013 – click for full abstracts

A tribute to Robin Stanes: Sailor, Farmer, Historian, Teacher: Philippe Planel.
Athelstan and the Expulsion of the Britons from Exeter: Ethnic Cleansing or Rough Justice?: Nicholas Grant
Medieval Hatherleigh: John Leach
Branscombe 1280-1340: A Medieval Landscape: John Torrance
The Chapel of David at Hamme in the Parish of Ashprington, Devon: Jeanne James
The Contribution of Devon’s Militia to England’s Defence Against the Spanish Armada: Ian Cooper
‘Beating the Bounds’ of Bovey Tracey: Frances Billinge

Volume 81

Tracing the boundaries of the Borough of Bovey Tracey from Saxon Times to the present: Frances Billinge.
Working class housing in Victorian Plymouth: from slum to council house. Part 1: slums and artisans’ dwellings: Ann Bond
The NHS at Poltimore House: Julia Neville
George Ridd, Exonian lithographer: the Hastings Years: Jenny Ridd
The Rector and the Revolution: the story of the Reverend Stephen Weston, Rector of Hempstone Parva, Devon, and the French Revolution: Malcolm Ross
St George’s Chapel, Windsor, and South Molton Parsonage in the sixteenth century: Jeremy Sims
Branscombe 1280-1340: an East Devon manor before the Black Death: John Torrance

Book Reviews

Harold Fox (2012): Dartmoor’s Alluring Uplands: Transhumance and Pastoral Management in the Middle Ages. Phil Newman.
Tom Greaves and Phil Newman (2011): The Great Courts of Devon Tinners 1510 and 1710. Robert Rowland
Hazel Harvey (2011): The Story of Exeter. Julia Neville.
Andrew Jones (2010): Victorian North Devon: a social history. Greg Finch.
Laura Quigley (2011): The Devil Comes to Dartmoor: The Haunting True Story of Mary Howard, Devon’s ‘Demon Bride’. Paul Auchterlonie
Rosemary Smith and Harland Walshaw (2011): The Houses of Lympstone. Roger Brien.
Myrtle Ternstrom (2010): The Lords of Lundy. Brian Le Messurier.
EHT Whitten (2009): Bonehill – Evolution of a Dartmoor Hamlet. Greg Finch
Gerry Woodcock (2012): Tavistock’s Yesterdays 21. Helen Harris.

Volume 80

Some itinerant preachers have attempted to form a congregation but have not succeeded: Graham Hendy
The establishment of the New Zealand branch of the Acland family: Peter M Acland and Keith G Orrell
William Rayer: Rector of Tidcombe, Tiverton philanthropist and saviour of Holcombe Court: Charles Scott-Fox
Drapers extraordinary, part 1: Gillian Selley
Charles, 6th Lord Clifford of Chudleigh: the life and times of a recusant Catholic: Helen Turnbull
The contentious issue f Church rates: some examples from the county of Devon: Michael Weller
John Whiddon, Master Gunner: Lou Whiddon

Book Reviews

Michael Fardell (2010): John Lethbridge: The Most Successful Treasure Diver of the Eighteenth Century
John Folkes (ed) (2010): Dogs, Goats, Bulbs and Bombs: Esther Rowley’s Wartime Diaries of Exmouth and Exeter.
B Pugh, P Spiring and S Bhanji (2010): Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Devon: A Complete Tour Guide and Companion.
Mary R Ravenhill and Margery M Rowe (2010): Devon Maps and Map-Makers: Manuscript Maps before 1840: Supplement.
Charles Scott-Fox (2009): Moorstone Barton: A Mediaeval Manor.
Liz Shakespeare (2010): The Turning of the Tide.
Ron Wawman (2009): Never Completely Submerged: The Story of the Squarson of Lew Trenchard as Revealed in the Diary of Sabine Baring-Gould.
Nigel Webb (ed) (2010): The Journals of Mr Sugar Face and Mr Gastric Juice.
Gerry Woodcock (2011): Tavistock’s Yesterdays 20.

Volume 79

John Cooke: engraver: Kit Batten
Barnstaple to Exeter — two hundred years ago: A. Brian George
From Dumnonia to Devonshire: Nicholas Grant
South Devon’s ‘Newfanlan men’: Marion Hardy
Fear and loathing in mid-Devon: the troubled history of Dulford House: Philippe Planel
Mormon voices in Victorian Devon: Peter Vousden

Book Reviews

Michael Connors (2008): John Hawley: merchant, mayor and burgess
Geoff Elliott (2007): Colyton at war
Barbara Farquharson and John Torrance (2009): The shooting at Branscombe Old Pits: a nineteenth-century Devon mystery
Iain Fraser (2008): The Palk Family of Haldon House and Torquay
Helen Harris (2009): The Grand Western Canal, a brief history
Elizabeth Neill (2008): Fragile fortunes: the origins of a great British merchant family
Julia Neville (2010): Exeter and the trams 1882-1931
Dorothy Presswell (2009): The exiled Earl William Courtenay — fact and fiction
Gerry Woodstock (2009): Tavistock’s yesterdays 18
Gerry Woodstock (2010): Tavistock’s yesterdays 19

Volume 78

Mormons in nineteenth-century north Devon: Peter Christie
Developments in rural roads history: Helen Harris
Thorncombes’s 1644 mortality crisis: Eve Higgs
Payments to itinerant travellers seeking alms in Hartland, 1612-1706: Stephen Hobbs
The Devon County Pauper Lunatic Asylum, 1841-1856: Dorothy Presswell
The cost of living in Elizabethan Devon: John Roberts
The Ayshford community (formerly known as Ayshford Street): Charles Scott-Fox

Book Reviews

Martin Bodman (2008) Devon leather. An outline history of a lost industry: nineteenth-century tanners and tanneries.
Graham Hobbins (2008) Plymouth’s Civic Centre.
Nicholas Orme (2008) The pilgrim’s guide to Devon churches.
Dick Passmore (2008) Power to the city: the history of the Exeter Electric Light & Power Station, Haven Road, Exeter.
Charles Scott-Fox (2008) Ayshford’s heritage: court, chapel and community.
Robin Stanes, Andrew Jewell and Richard Bass (2008) The husbandry of Devon and Cornwall.
Gerry Woodcock (2008) Tavistock: a history.
Gerry Woodcock (2008) Tavistock’s yesterdays 17.

Volume 77

The origins of the Devon History society: Robin Stanes
Migration in Torquay during the nineteenth century: Jackie Bryon
The Tavistock Propylaeum, 1822-1831: Mary Freeman
Weston Barton farm diaries: Anthony Greenstreet
The site of Broadclyst Chush House (or Church ale house) and the present Red Lion public house: G. M. Hogben
Population trends in late nineteenth century Otterton: a work in progress: Christopher Jago
Issues relating to the planning of First World War memorials: a South Devon case study: Barbara O’Kelly
A Devon poem of the Great War: Malcolm Todd
Raddis Lane: what’s in a name: John Torrance
The Spanish Armada: Drake and the five hulks: Richard Whidborne
Rev. Thomas Alcock: vicar and eccentric: David Wildman

Book Reviews

Margaret DePiano and Stephen DiAddezio (2007) Devon, Chester county, Pennsylvania
Geoff Elliot (2007) Colyton at War
Helen Harris (2007) Incomers to Devon
John Lane and Harland Walshaw (2007) Devon churches
Diana Lawer (2007) ‘Get your skates on’: a history of Plymouth’s roller skating rinks 1874-1989
Alex Mettler and Gerry Woodcock (2007) Lest we forget
Chris Potts and Derek Wilson (2006) Voyaging over life’s sea: a history of the British Seamen’s Home, Brixham (1859-1988)
Gary Tregidga (ed.) (2006) Killerton, Camborne and Westminster: the political correspondence of sir Francis and Lady Acland, 1910-29
Myrtle Ternstrom (2007) Light over Lundy
Maureen E. Wood (2006) From Shambles to pannier: a history of Barnstaple markets
Gerry Woodcock (2007) Tavistock’s yesterdays 16