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Devon - Cemeteries

The Devon Family History Society has a name index to monumental inscriptions from many Devon churchyards. This is currently (November 2009) being transferred to a computer, in order to provide a search service.

The North Devon Athenaeum holds transcriptions of monumental inscriptions from 128 Devon parishes, made by Benjamin Incledon, Thomas Bemridge and John Sydenham during 1769-93, together with an index made by T. Wainwright. It also holds a card index of inscriptions from 54 burial grounds in North Devon. (References to these Incledon and NDA North Devon indexes are given on relevant parish pages.)

Gravestone Photographic Resource (Devon Section) - a well-indexed collection of (free) photographs of gravestones from a growing number of Devon churchyards and cemeteries.

Devon Heritage Centre's Guide to Cemeteries, and Cemetery Fact Sheets.

Devon Headstones - a Catalogue of Photographs (archived site) - George Nicolle's indexes to the details on a large set Devon churchyard memorials.

Article about, and listing of the soldiers of the Devonshire Regiment who are buried in, the Devonshire Cemetery (archived copy), all of whom were killed on July 1, 1916.

Mike Brown's Online Index of Lost Devon MIs (archived copy).

Crabbe, William R. Some account of the monumental brasses of Devon. Exeter Diocesan Architectural Soc. Trans. 1 ser, v. 5, (1855-9). pp.95-105. [Index]
Dwelly, Edward. Devon Monumental Inscriptions. Fleet, Hants: E. Dwelly (1918) v, 226 pp. ill. (Dwelly's parish records ; vol. 6) "Being all the monumental inscriptions in the parishes of Countisbury, Brendon, Martinhoe, Trentishoe, Parracombe, Lynton, Bow, Zeal Monachorum, Bridford, Doddiscombsleigh, Christow, and Ashton, with tricks of arms, &c.".
Lack et al, William. The Monumental Brasses of Devonshire, Monumental Brass Society County Series, vol. 9 (2000). [Review] [Name Index]
Pulman, George P.R. The Book of the Axe: containing a Piscatorial Description of that stream, and a history of all the Parishes and remarkable spots upon its banks.]. (London, 1875.) [Index to Devon MIs] [Available on CD from ArchiveCD]
Rogers, W.H.H., FSA The Antient Sepulchral Effigies and Monumental and Memorial Sculpture of Devon Printed for the author by William Pollard. Exeter, (1877) 392pp. [Index]
Wainwright, Thomas. An Index to the Names of Persons found in the Monumental Inscriptions in Devonshire Churches, Copied in the Years 1769-93, Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 36, (1904) pp.522-541. [Covers 128 parishes in the rural deaneries of Barnstaple, Shirwell, South Molton, Chumleigh, Torrington, Hartland, Holsworthy, Tiverton, Collumpton, Honiton, Aylesbeare, Ottery and Moreton] [Transcription]
Cemeteries and churchyards in Devon: War graves of the British Empire (1930) [DFHS Library p929.5]