Category: Devon

Content about Devon, not the Devonshire Association

Book reviews – James Ravilious

The Recent Past by James Ravilious, £30 hardback; James Ravilious – A Life by Robin Ravilious, £16.99 hardback; both published by Wilmington Square Books, an imprint of Bitter Lemon Press, 2017. Nearly twenty years after his...

An Ancient British Trackway (1911)

By T. J. Joce. (Read at Dartmouth, 26th July, 1911.) An action at law, some years ago, in which the Newton Rural District Authority was engaged, resulted, after a protracted trial and great expense,...

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Burning the Ashen Faggot (1879)

Extracted from the Fourth Report of the Committee on Devonshire Folk-Lore. Mr. Pengelly, in a paper read at the Sidmouth meeting of this Association, entitled “Relics of the Past observed at Torquay” describes being...

The Original Main Road West of Exeter (1918)

By T. J. Joce. (Read at Torquay, July 25th, 1918.) We may take it as granted that there was a Celtic settlement previous to the Roman occupation on the red sandstone bluff above the...

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A Gold-Washing Apparatus (1888)

By the Rev. S. Baring-Gould, M.A. (Read at Exeter, July, 1888 ) I have been allowed, by the kindness of Mr. Moses Bawden, to make careful drawings of a curious zinc article found in...

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Twelve Months’ Notes on Birds in the South Hams District (1899)

Full title: “Twelve Months’ Notes on Birds in the South Hams District (August, 1898–1899)” By E. A. Savage Elliot, M.R.C.S., Member British Ornithologists’ Union. (Read at Great Torrington, August, 1899.) Towards the end of...

The Exeter and Dartmouth Road (1912)

By T. J. Joce. (Read at Exeter, 24th July, 1912.) The Roman power, having firmly established itself on the outpost above the Exe, an admirably chosen position, which has made the city to this...