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Devon - Folklore

Folklore, Culture, Customs and Language of Devon - from the Dewnans web-site (archived copy).

Holy Wells in Tarka Country Website (archived) - records project to discover some of the Holy and Ancient Wells in Dartmoor and Exmoor.

Some Ancient and Holy Wells in Devon, by Laurence Hunt.

Baring-Gould, Sabine. A Book of Folk-Lore. Republished 2007 by Forgotten Books (first published by Methuen 1913), pp. x, 136. [Index]
Bray, Anna Elizabeth. Traditions, legends, superstitions and sketches of Devon, on the borders of the Tamar & Tavy, in a series of letters to R. Southey, London, John Murray (1838) Vol 1: ill. [Plymouth Library 398.2]
Bray, Anna Elizabeth. Traditions, legends, superstitions and sketches of Devon, on the borders of the Tamar & Tavy, in a series of letters to R. Southey, London, John Murray (1838) Vol 2: ill. [Index]
Bray, Anna Elizabeth. Legends, Superstitions and Sketches of Devonshire: On the Borders of the Tamar and the Tavy, London, John Murray (1844) Vol 1: ill, 401pp. [Contents]
Chard, Judy. Devon Mysteries, Bossiney Books (1979). [ISBN 0906456290] [Denon FHS Library 942.35]
Christie, Peter. Folklore in North Devon. Trans. Devon. Assoc. 128, (1996) pp.139-154. [1824-1850]
Coxhead, J.R.W. Legends of Devon (1954). [Devon FHS Library 942.35]
Curzon, Frank. Lays and Legends of the West, London: Whittaker & Co; Exeter: Curzon & Son. (1847) x, 226 pp. [Subscribers and Surname Index]
Coxhead, J.R.W. Old Devon Customs, Exmouth, (1957) 101 pp.
Crossing, William. Folk Rhymes of Devon: Notices of the Metrical Sayings Found in the Lore of the People, Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, vol. VI, no. III, (1911) 156pp.
Hewett, Sarah. Nummits and Crummits: Devonshire Customs, Characteristics, and Folk-lore, (1900) vi + (2) + 219 p.
Radford, Lady. Twenty-Sixth Report of the Committee on Devonshire Folklore. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 49, (1917) pp. 69-78. [Index]
Sharman, V. Day. Folk Tales of Devon, (1952). [Devon FHS Library 942.35]
Thomas, Frederick. Humourous and Other Poetic Pictures, Legends and Stories of Devon, London, W. kent (1883) viii + 296 pp.
Tozer, Elias. Devonshire and other original poems, with some account of ancient customs, superstitions and traditions. (1873). Exeter: Devon Weekly Times, 94 pp. [Index]
Trist, David et al. Folk Festivals and Traditions of Devon: A guide to Devon calendar customs, (1980). [ISBN 0861142268] [Devon FHS Library p942.35]
Underwood, P. Ghosts of Devon, St. Teath, Cornwall, Bossiney Books (1982). [ISBN 0 906456 62 2] (Republished by Penwell Ltd., Callington Cornwall in 1994.)
Westcott, L.A. Legends of Devon, London, Exeter & Dawlish, (1848) 120 pp. [Surname Index]
Whitlock, Ralph. The Folklore of Devon, Totowa, N.J., Rowman and Littlefield (1977) 214 pp. : ill. pp. [ISBN: 0874719542]
Whitworth, Belinda. Gothic Devon (1993). [ISBN 0747801991] [Devon FHS Library 942.35]
Shades and Spectres: A Guide to Devon Hauntings, Devon Folk Life Register (1978). [ISBN 0861144473] [Devon FHS Library p942.35, BL X.0410/142] [Bibliography of 141 published accounts, organised by parish.]