Category: Devon

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Dartmoor For Devonshire (1894)

By W. F. Collier. (Read at South Molton, August, 1894.) It has been of late years a maxim of public policy that waste lands – lands which have lain waste from time immemorial –...

The Hill Observatory, Salcombe Regis (1920)

By Major William J. S. Lockyer, M.A., PH.D., F.R.A.S. (Read at Totnes, 22nd July, 1920.) The subject of the present communication is a brief account of the formation and work of the Hill Observatory,...

Joseph Pitts of Exeter (?1663 – ?1739). (1920)

By Miss Cecily Radford. (Read at Totnes, 21st July, 1920.) The seventeenth century appears to be regarded by many Devonians as a kind of anti-climax after the glories of the sixteenth. Drake and Raleigh,...

Exmouth Warren, and its threatened destruction (1872)

By J. M. Martin, C.E., F.M.S. (Read at Exeter, July, 1872.) The encroachment of the sea on the Exmouth Warren was the title of a paper read by Captain Peacock, F.R.G.S., originally, before the...

Bronze Celt found near Sidmouth (1872)

By P. O. Hutchinson. (Read at Exeter, July, 1872.) On the 10th of April this year, 1872, Mr. Heineken, of Sidmouth, and myself again visited the Cross Dyke. This great work, 2,000 feet long,...

On the Progress of Electro-therapeutics (1872)

With a description of galvanic instruments invented by the author, J. N. Hearder, D.Sc., Ph.D., F.C.S., Medical Galvanist, Plymouth; Galvanist to the South Devon and East Cornwall Hospital; Lecturer on Experimental Physics. (Read at Exeter,...

Wembury: its bay, church, and parish (1909)

By H. Montagu Evans. (Read at Launceston, 28th July, 1909.) Part 1. THE wild, romantic, but dangerous Wembury Bay, to which so much attention has during the past few months been directed, occupies what...