The area known as South Hams can be regarded as consisting of the towns and parishes of Ashprington, Aveton Gifford, Berry Pomeroy, Bickleigh (near Plymouth), Bigbury, Blackawton, Brixton, Buckland Tout Saints, Charleton, Chivelstone, Churchstow, Cornwood, Cornworthy, Dartington, Dartmouth, Dean Prior, Diptford, Dittisham, Dodbrooke, East Allington, East Portlemouth, Ermington, Halwell, Harberton, Harford, Holbeton, Holne, Kingsbridge, Kingston, Kingswear, Littlehempston, Loddiswell, Malborough, Marldon, Modbury, Moreleigh, Newton Ferrers, North Huish, Rattery, Revelstoke, Ringmore, Shaugh Prior, Sherford, Slapton, South Brent, South Huish, South Milton, South Pool, Staverton, Stoke Fleming, Stoke Gabriel, Stokenham, Thurlestone, Totnes, Ugborough, Wembury, West Alvington, Woodleigh, and Yealmpton.
General information about the South Hams which cannot be conveniently allocated to one or other the above towns and parishes is given here.
Fairweather, Jarvis. A South Hams farmer in 1814: the diary of Jarvis Fairweather / transcribed with an introduction & short glossary by K.S.Coutin. Photocopy [1990?] 13p. [Westcountry Studies Library - px630.924/SLA/FAI]
Pedrick, Stephen. A Century of Memories: Recollections of Life in the South Hams of Devon in the Early 20th Century, Stephen Pedrick, Cottage Farm, Loddiswell, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 4RU (2009) 142 pp. [ISBN-13: 978-0956396600]
Bradbeer, Grace. The Land That Changed Its Face: The Evacuation of Devon's South Hams 1943-1944. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, Devon (1973). [ISBN 0-7153-5781-6] [Index]
Dunning, Martin (comp.). South Hams: Francis Frith's Photographic Memories, Frith Books (2000). [DFHS Library 942.35/SOU]
Hutchings, Leslie B. Roads in the South Hams 1760-1840. Devon Historian 18, (1979) pp.24-29: maps.
Legge, John. Villages of the South Hams: Ashprington, Tuckenhay, Cornworthy, Harbertonford, East Allington, Obelisk Publications (2001). [ISBN 1 903585 05 8] [Index]
Lidstone, Hugh R. G. Lidstone of the South Hams of Devon, (2001). [ISBN 0951533215] [DFHS 929.2/LID]
Polwehle, R. The History of Devonshire, Vol. 3, London, Cadell, and Davies (1806) 214 pp.
Rose-Price, Robin and Parnell, Jean. The Land We Left Behind, Orchard Publications (2004) 96 pp. [ISBN: 1898964610] ["In November 1943 the people of Strete, Blackawton, Chillington, East Allington, Frogmore, Sherford, Slapton, Stokenham and Torcross were told to leave their homes . . . What local people didn't realise at the time was that this wasn't simply for routine war training: it was the beginning of practice manoeuvres that would culminate in D Day on June 6th 1944."
Vermeulen, Barbara. Earthquake Shock in the South Hams, Devon Family Historian, vol. 139, (2011) pp.14-15.
The Blizzard in the South Hams of Devonshire: being a record of the great storm of Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10, 1891, Kingsbridge, Jas. Fairweather (1891) 64 pp. [Westcountry Studies Library p551.555/SOU/BLI]
The sacrifice of the South Hams, 1943-1944, [Slapton], [Commem. Cttee.]  7 pp. [Westcountry Studies Library pB/SOU 2/1943/SAC]