Resources

Devon Blue Plaques

Details of criteria and nomination form for a blue plaque and a link to an interactive map showing the location of blue plaques (and similar markers) in Devon here:

Devon Blue Plaques


Devon Museums

An interactive map showing the locations of museums in Devon.

Devon Museums


Devon Tithe Maps and Tithe Apportionments

Devon County Council Historic Environment

Online copies of the original tithe maps, tithe apportionments and transcriptions of the tithe apportionments.

Devon Tithe Maps & Apportionments

Scroll down the page to ‘Select Parish’.  Select a parish from the drop-down and click ‘submit’.

Click ‘Tithe Apportionment’ to view the original document.  Click ‘PDF’ to view, print and save the apportionment transcription, or ‘CSV’ to download and open in Excel where it can be sorted and saved.

The tithe map at the bottom of the page can be zoomed to view in more detail (note: it cannot be saved except as a screenshot).


Devon Tithe Maps

Devon County Council Historic Environment

The Devon tithe maps presented as a seamless geo-referenced layer.

Devon Tithe Map Layer

Scroll down the ‘Disclaimer page’ and click ‘I accept’.

Select ‘Tithe Maps’ from the ‘Map Options, Basemaps’, top right of screen.  To clear any other layers click the check boxes on the left of the screen.


Devon Tithe Apportionments

All of the Devon tithe apportionment transcriptions have been merged together in 2 ‘CSV’ files for ease of use on PC’s.  These are large files, over 30MB and some older PC’s may have difficulty in running them.

Note: these transcriptions have not been checked for accuracy.

The files are sorted alphabetically by parish and then tithe plot number.

Devon Tithe Apportionment Transcriptions Part 1 – Abbots Bickington – Kingskerswell

Devon Tithe Apportionment Transcriptions Part 2 – Kingsteignton – Zeal Monachorum

These files are large and will take a short time to download.  When opening it may take several seconds for the full spreadsheet to appear.


Know Your Place South West

The Devon tithe maps presented as a seamless geo-referenced layer.

Know Your Place South West (Devon)

Click ‘Basemaps’ top right of screen to select the ‘Main map’ and ‘Comparison map’ which are then viewed side by side.

Click ‘Information layer’ at the bottom of the panel to view other overlay layers which can be checked as required.  As a layer is selected points appear on the map which, when clicked, display further information.  By clicking ‘Search’ details can be entered as required and a list of the results is presented which in turn can be clicked to display their location on the map from the layer selected.


National Library of Scotland Map Images

A large range of old maps from across the UK, including 25 Inch Ordnance Survey 1873-1888 mapping and a number of town sections at 1:500 scale covering SW England, presented as geo-referenced layers on modern mapping.

National Library of Scotland Map Images


Key to English Place Names

Institute for Name Studies/University of Nottingham

Key to English Place Names

Enter a place name in the search box or select a county for an interactive map of place names.  Click on a point of the map for the derivation and references to the name.