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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 copy) - records project to discover some of the Holy and Ancient Wells in Dartmoor and Exmoor.

Tracking the Holy Wells of Devon - from BBC Devon.

Amery, P.M.S. (ed.). Twelfth Report of the Committee on Devonshire Folk-lore. Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XXVI, (1894), pp. 79-85. [Index]

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]

Chope, W.R. Pearse. Calendar of Folklore. Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries vol. VI, (January 1910 to October 1911), pp. 243-244. [Transcript]

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.

King, R.J. First Report of the Committee on Devonshire Folk-lore. Transactions of the Devonshire Association, Exeter: James G. Commin, Vol. VIII, (1876), pp. 49-58. [Index]

R., E.L. Folk Rhymes of Devon. Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries vol. VI, (January 1910 to October 1911), p. 224. [Transcript]

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.

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.]