Category: Devon

The Emergence of the Pinwill Sisters (2016)

This paper by Helen Wilson was originally published in the Devon Buildings Group Newsletter 34 (2016) pp. 59-67. It is in pdf format and can be read using the viewer below. Alternatively the pdf...

The Origin of Axminster Carpets (1889)

By James Hine, F.R.I.B.A. (Read at Tavistock, August, 1889.) Devonshire was, and has ceased to be, a great manufacturing county; which is tantamount to saying, I think, that there was more enterprise and activity...

The Pack-Horse on Dartmoor (1905)

By Robert Burnard, F.S.A., HON. F.S.A. SCOT. (Read at Princetown, 19 July, 1905.) Wayfaring across Dartmoor was very different in the middle of the eighteenth century from what it is to-day, for the broad...

The Great Central Trackway – Dartmoor (1889)

By Robert Burnard. (Read at Tavistock, August, 1889.) All that is known of the Great Central Trackway is contained in Rowe’s Perambulation of Dartmoor. It is described as follows: “The most extensive trackway which...