The Grose Family of Ilsington, Devon (2015)

This paper by Helen Wilson has been adapted from an article originally published in the Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group Newsletter 48 (2015) pp. 14-17. It is in pdf format and can be read using...

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...

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...