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North Devon: A Pictorial Introduction

By E. Millmore

Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Kentgravure, (1960)

Indexed by Michael Steer

An attractive booklet, priced at two shillings and sixpence, produced as part of the Westcountry's tourism industry. It presents beautifully reproduced (art quality) black and white photographs of North Devon scenes taken in the 1950's. Here can be found all the traditional favourites, for example, the Clovelly donkeys, Bideford Bridge, Lynton, Lynmouth and the Doone Valley. The photographs are particularly remarkable since motor cars are absent from all except one of them.

The rugged coast of North Devon    3
Appledore (near Bideford)    4
Barnstaple (on the River Taw)    4
Bucks Mills (or Buckish)    5
Brendon    5
Bideford    6
Hoops Inn, near Horn's Cross    6
Braunton (the largest village in England)    7
Lighthouse West of Braunton    7
Braunton, from Chapel ruins    8
Cottage at Berrynarbor    9
Clovelly from cliffs    10
One of the famous Clovelly donkeys    11
High Street, Clovelly (more donkeys)    12
Clovelly, Freshwater Cascade    13
Combe Martin (Ilfracombe side)    14
Combe Martin (Eastwards)    14
Combe Martin (Lookout to Watermouth Castle)    15
Combe Martin, Bay    15    
Croyde (sandy bay)    16
Croyde Village    16
Doone Valley (Lorna Doone Farm)    17
Doone Valley, Malmsmead Cottage    17
The Doone Glen, Lynton    18-19
Fremington    20
Georgeham    20
Georgeham, Putsborough Manor    21    
Georgeham    21
Hartland Quay    22
Hartland    22
Hunter's Inn near Heddon's Mouth    23
Instow    23
Ilfracombe Harbour    24
Ilfracombe    24
Ilfracombe, Lee Bay and Fuchsia Valley    25
Cottage of the Old Maids of Lee    25
Lynmouth, Countisbury Hill    26
Lynmouth, Watersmeet    27
Lynmouth, nestling at the foot of the cliffs    27
Lynton, atop the cliffs    28
Woody Bay and Lee bay    28
Lynton    29
Lynton, Castle Rock    29
Oare Church    30
Peppercombe hamlet    30
Saunton    31
Castle Hill, Filleigh    31
Torrington, Castle Hill    32
Weare Giffard, Chope's Bridge    32
Woolacombe sands    33
Woolacombe Bay    33
Westward Ho! In angry mood    34
Westward Ho!     34
Sketch map of North Devon    inside back cover