Songs of Devon: Widecombe Fair

If any song is forever Devon, then it is Tom Pearse, or is it Uncle Tom Cobleigh? or Widdicombe Fair? Even if we can’t agree the title or the spelling, we all know of...

Lydford and its Castle (1879)

This paper by Richard Nicholls Worth dates from 1879 so any conclusions that he draws must be considered in the light of later research. It is notable, however, for including a complete copy of...

Stones found at Swincombe, Dartmoor (1870)

Full title: Stones found at Swincombe (Dartmoor), Probably Connected with Ancient Mining There. By P. F. S. Amery. (Read at Devonport, July, 1870.) In 1866 I was informed by a miner who worked on...

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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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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 –...

34th Report of the Barrow Committee (1915)

THIRTY-FOURTH REPORT of the Committee – consisting of the Rev. S. Baring-Gould, Mr. R. Burnard, the Rev. J. F. Chanter, and Mr. B. Hansford Worth (Secretary) – appointed to collect and record facts relating to...