Devon

This is the front page to all the content that the DA hosts about Devon, rather than about itself. The header on this page shows an extract from Domesday (“In the City of Exeter the King has 300 houses …”).

The Devon section of the website is under active development and this page has two parts: 1. links to contemporary content and 2. links to historical content.

Front cover of The Devonshire Association's 150th volume of Transactions, 2018.1. Contemporary content

Abstracts of papers published in our Transactions

Book reviews

Over the years we have published many reviews of Devon-related books in our Transactions and in DA News. A selection can now be read here.

Section reports

Our annual conferences are held in a different town in Devon each year (though we do occasionally stray into Cornwall or Somerset). Our Sections produce reports on the town and its surroundings and collectively these provide a useful introduction to the place:

Buildings Section survey reports

These are reports of detailed surveys of individual buildings undertaken by members of the Buildings Section since 1988.

Other contemporary materials

These are mostly copies of papers from our Transactions which the authors have kindly allowed us to republish, but some other work is also included.


Title page of Transactions 1894

A typical early title page

2. Historical content

From our Transactions

Over 1,300 papers and hundreds of Reports from various Sections and Committees were published before 1921.

We are building up a series of accurate transcriptions of papers and reports published in these early volumes. These examples, ordered by publication date, give an indication of the wide range of what is available:

19th century
20th century

Note that in view of their age we make no claims about the accuracy of the conclusions drawn in these older articles. We are making them available for several reasons, including: to form a basis for further research; to bring possible overlooked information into the light; to improve on the often poor quality text available from the automatically scanned volumes on Google and the Internet Archive; and lastly just to enjoy learning about how things used to be, what we used to do, what we used to believe – and how we used to write!


Source information

See the source clouds page for lists of the most common authors, locations and topics for all the Devon content on this site.