Torbay Archive Service

It will soon be possible for researchers to order original documents and microfilms from the vast holdings of the Devon Heritage Centre to consult in the heart of Torquay.  Starting in July, Brian Carpenter, Community Learning Officer, will be paying quarterly visits to Torre Abbey, and he will be able to bring records from the Centre’s collections for researchers to consult.

During the rest of 2019, Brian will be visiting Torre Abbey on the following dates:


  • Tuesday 9th July
  • Tuesday 10th September
  • Tuesday 3rd December


The sessions will run from 11 a.m. until 3.30 p.m., and will take place in the Learning Lab at Torre Abbey.

It is possible for searchers to enquire about ordering anything from the Centre’s holdings, although there will be some restrictions on the quantity and size of documents which can be taken to Torquay.

If you are interested in ordering documents or knowing more about the service, please contact Brian Carpenter ( or 01392 888712).