This paper is one in a series delivered by Miss Lega-Weekes at Devonshire Association meetings between 1906 and 1909. South Tawton is situated on the northern fringe of the Dartmoor National Park. It was recorded in the Domesday Book as one of the wealthiest parishes in Devon. The settlement was not situated on any major route, no market was established and there was no local labour-intensive industry. Consequently, it has changed little over the years. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the New York Public Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.