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From the Chair - excursions from Tavistock

Sue Andrew muses on the discoveries she's making during her trips from Tavistock during the 2020 coronavirus lockdown.

Presentation to John Allan, President 2019–20

In the absence of our 2020 Annual Conference, retiring President John Allan was given a presentation gift outside Exeter Cathedral.

Harry Hems and St Peter's Church, Noss Mayo

Read about the work that Exeter-based sculptor and carver Harry Hems undertook in the 1880s at St Peter's Church, Revelstoke in the South Hams.

Have a look at our Devon section

Bindon Landslip

We have plenty of papers, articles, etc. to read in our Devon section. Here's a recent report on the geology of the area around Axminster.


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About us

The Devonshire Association (DA) was founded in 1862 and is now an educational charity dedicated to the study and appreciation of all matters relating to the county of Devon in south-west England. It is the only society concerned with every aspect of Devon and is the only one of its kind in Britain. Read more...

What's on?

In a normal year, The Devonshire Association organises well over a hundred activities throughout Devon: talks, excursions, training sessions and annual Conferences and Symposia. Many of these events are open to non-members. Read more...

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If you are not yet a member of the Association, why not join us, for a modest annual subscription? You will learn more about Devon each year and may even contribute to our knowledge of this fascinating county. You can now join online – read more...