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THE HARTLAND CHRONICLE

by

Alan Rowland

The Hartland Chronicle (from Feb 1906 entitled the Hartland and West Country Chronicle) was published from 1896 to 1940 by Thomas Cory Burrow, who lived in Hartland. Burrow's office was at the Terrace in Hartland town and the doorway with his name over it, can still be seen today. Pearse Chope contributed on a regular basis, mainly via his Notes of the Past, much of which formed the basis of his book Story of Hartland.

The first issue was produced on a hand made wooden printing press and published in October 1896 at a price of one penny. A total of 497 issues were printed from 1896 to 1940 at roughly monthly intervals until stopped by wartime paper shortages. This last was published on May 17th 1940, numbered 494-497 and at a cost of four pence. It has since been revived "in the footsteps of Thomas Cory Burrow" as the Hartland Times but as a bi-monthly publication.

The H&WCC covered an area of North Devon and North Cornwall - typical contents were:-

Notes of the Past (by regular contributor Pearse Chope) and news items from the following places:- Abbotsham, Alwington, Bradworthy, Bucks Mills, Clovelly, Hartland, Kilkhampton, Littleham, Lundy Island, Monkleigh, Morwenstow, Parkham, Welcombe, Woolsery, together with other regular features; Preachers Sunday Appointments (Methodist), Tides at Clovelly, Rainfall and Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death and Burial column.
 

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The First Issue - October 1896A Later Issue - January 1906

In the listing of issues given below, the final few lines list the ten bound volumes located at Bideford Library and available for consultation there.

The whole is also available on microfilm at Barnstaple Local Studies Library which extends the Bideford hard copy collection to include those missing issues from No 411 (April 1932) to No 497 (May 1940) - the British Newspaper library at Colindale also has virtually complete holdings.

 

1Oct 1896 101Feb 1905 201Jun 1913 301May 1922 401Jan 1931
2Nov 1896 102Mar 1905 202Jul 1913 302Jun 1922 402Mar-31
3Dec 1896 103Apr 1905 203Aug 1913 303Jul 1922 403Apr-31
4Jan 1897 104May 1905 204Sep 1913 304Aug 1922 404May 1931
5Feb 1897 105Jun 1905 205Oct 1913 305Sep 1922 405Jun 1931
6Mar 1897 106Jul 1905 206Nov 1913 306Oct 1922 406Jul 1931
7Apr 1897 107Aug 1905 207Dec 1913 307Nov 1922 407407-408 combined Sep 1931
8May 1897 108Sep 1905 208Jan 1914 308Dec 1922 408
9Jun 1897 109Oct 1905 209Feb 1914 309309/310 combined Feb 1923 409409-410 combined Dec 1931
10Jul 1897 110Nov 1905 210Mar 1914 310 410
11Aug 1897 111Dec 1905 211Apr 1914 311311/312 combined May 1923 411411-412 combined Apr 1932
12Sep 1897 112Jan 1906 212May 1914 312 412
13Oct 1897 113Feb 1906 213Jun 1914 313Jun 1923 413May 1932
14Nov 1897 114Mar 1906 214Jul 1914 314Jul 1923 414414-415 combined Jul 1932
15Dec 1897 115Apr 1906 215Aug 1914 315Aug 1923 415
16Jan 1898 116May 1906 216Sep 1914 316Sep 1923 416416-417 combined Sep 1932
17Feb 1898 117Jun 1906 217Oct 1914 317Oct 1923 417
18Mar 1898 118Jul 1906 218Nov 1914 318Nov 1923 418Oct 1932
19Apr 1898 119Aug 1906 219Dec 1914 319Dec 1923 419419-420 combined Dec 1932
20May 1898 120Sep 1906 220Jan 1915 320Jan 1924 420
21Jun 1898 121Oct 1906 221Feb 1915 321Mar 1924 421421-423 combined Mar 1933
22Jul 1898 122Nov 1906 222Mar 1915 322Apr 1924 422
23Aug 1898 123Dec 1906 223Apr 1915 323May 1924 423
24Sep 1898 124Jan 1907 224May 1915 324Jun 1924 424424-425 combined May 1933
25Oct 1898 125Feb 1907 225Jun 1915 325Jul 9 1924 425
26Nov 1898 126Mar 1907 226Jul 1915 326Jul 23 1924 426Jul 1933
27Dec 1898 127Apr 1907 227Aug 1915 327Aug 1924 427Sep 1933
28Jan 1899 128May 1907 228Sep 1915 328Oct 1924 428428-429 combined Nov 1933
29Feb 1899 129Jun 1907 229Nov 1915 329329/330 combined Nov 1924 429
30Mar 1899 130Jul 1907 230Dec 1915 330 430430-431 combined Jan 1934
31Apr 1899 131Aug 1907 231Jan 1916 331331/332 combined Jan 1925 431
32May 1899 132Sep 1907 232Feb 1916 332 432432-433 combined Mar 1934
33Jun 1899 133Oct 1907 233Mar 1916 333333/334 combined Mar 1925 433
34Jul 1899 134Nov 1907 234Apr 1916 334 434434-435 combined May 1934
35Aug 1899 135Dec 1907 235May 1916 335May 5 1924 435
36Sep 1899 136Jan 1908 236Jun 1916 336May 26 1924 436Jun 1934
37Oct 1899 137Feb 1908 237Jul 1916 337Jun 1924 437Jul 1934
38Nov 1899 138Mar 1908 238Aug 1916 338Jul 1924 438Aug 1934
39Dec 1899 139Apr 1908 239Sep 1916 339Aug 1925 439439-440 combined Nov 1934
40Jan 1900 140May 1908 240Oct 1916 340Sep 1925 440
41Feb 1900 141Jun 1908 241Nov 1916 341Oct 3 1925 441441-442 combined Jan 1935
42Mar 1900 142Jul 1908 242Dec 1916 342Oct 30 1925 442
43Apr 1900 143Aug 1908 243Jan 1917 343Nov 1925 443443-444 combined Mar 1935
44May 1900 144Sep 1908 244Feb 1917 344Dec 1925 444
45Jun 1900 145Oct 1908 245Mar 1917 345Feb 1926 445445-447 combined Jun 1935
46Jul 1900 146Nov 1908 246May 1917 346Apr 1926 446
47Aug 1900 147Dec 1908 247Jun 1917 347346/347 combined May 1926 447
48Sep 1900 148Jan 1909 248Jul 1917 348 448448-450 combined Sep 1935
49Oct 1900 149Feb 1909 249Aug 1917 349Jul 1926 449
50Nov 1900 150Mar 1909 250Sep 1917 350350/351 combined Oct 1926 450
51Dec 1900 151Apr 1909 251Oct 1917 351 451451-452 combined Nov 1935
52Jan 1901 152May 1909 252Nov 1917 352352-354 combined Mar 1927 452
53Feb 1901 153Jun 1909 253Jan 1918 353 453453-454 combined Dec 1935
54Mar 1901 154Jul 1909 254Feb 1918 354 454
55Apr 1901 155Aug 1909 255Mar 1918 355355-356 combined May 1927 455455-457 combined Mar 1936
56May 1901 156Sep 1909 256Apr 1918 356 456
57Jun 1901 157Oct 1909 257May 1918 357Jun 1927 457
58Jul 1901 158Nov 1909 258Jun 1918 358358-359 combined Aug 1927 458458-460 combined Jun 1936
59Aug 1901 159Dec 1909 259Jul 1918 359 459
60Sep 1901 160Jan 1910 260Aug 1918 360360-361 combined Nov 1927 460
61Oct 1901 161Feb 1910 261Sep 1918 361 461461-2 combined Aug 1936
62Nov 1901 162Mar 1910 262Oct 1918 362362-363 combined Dec 1927 462
63Dec 1901 163Apr 1910 263Nov 1918 363 463463-4 combined Oct 1936
64Jan 1902 164May 1910 264Jan 1919 364364-365 combined Feb 1928 464
65Feb 1902 165Jun 1910 265Mar 3 1919 365 465465-466 combined Dec 1936
66Mar 1902 166Jul 1910 266Mar 29 1919 366366-367 combined Apr 1928 466
67Apr 1902 167Aug 1910 267Jun 1919 367 467467-469 combined Mar 1937
68May 1902 168Sep 1910 268Sep 1919 368May 1928 468
69Jun 1902 169Oct 1910 269Dec 1919 369369-370 combined Jul 1928 469
70Jul 1902 170Nov 1910 270Febb 1920 370 470470-472 combined Jun 1937
71Aug 1902 171Dec 1910 271Apr 1920 371371-372 combined Aug 1928 471
72Sep 1902 172Jan 1911 272Jun 7 1920 372 472
73Oct 1902 173Feb 1911 273Jun 21 1920 373373-374 combined Nov 1928 473473-475 combined Sep 1937
74Nov 1902 174Mar 1911 274Jul 6 1920 374 474
75Dec 1902 175Apr 1911 275Jul 31 1920 375375-376 combined Dec 1928 475
76Jan 1903 176May 1911 276Aug 1920 376 476476-477 combined Nov 1937
77Feb 1903 177Jun 1911 277277/278 combined Oct 1920 377377-379 combined May 1929 477
78Mar 1903 178Jul 1911 278 378 478478-480 combined Mar 1938
79Apr 1903 179Aug 1911 279279/280 combined Dec 14 1920 379 479
80May 1903 180Sep 1911 280 380380-381 combined Jun 1929 480
81Jun 1903 181Oct 1911 281Dec 28 1920 381 481481-483 combined Jul 1938
82Jul 1903 182Nov 1911 282Jan 11 1921 382Jul 1929 482
83Aug 1903 183Dec 1911 283Jan 27 1921 383Aug 1929 483
84Sep 1903 184Jan 1912 284Feb 10 1921 384Sep 1929 484484-485 combined Oct 1938
85Oct 1903 185Feb 1912 285Feb 26 1921 385Oct 1929 485
86Nov 1903 186Mar 1912 286Mar 17 1921 386Nov 1929 486486-487 combined Nov 1938
87Dec 1903 187Apr 1912 287Apr 1921 387387-388 combined Jan 1930 487
88Jan 1904 188May 1912 288May 1921 388 488488-490 combined Jun 1939
89Feb 1904 189Jun 1912 289Jun 1921 389389-390 combined Mar 1930 489
90Mar 1904 190Jul 1912 290290/201 combined Jul 1921 390 490
91Apr 1904 191Aug 1912 291 391Apr 1930 491491-493 combined Nov 1939
92May 1904 192Sep 1912 292292/293 combined Sep 1921 392May 1930 492
93Jun 1904 193Oct 1912 293 393Jun 1930 493
94Jul 1904 194Nov 1912 294294/205 combined Dec 1921 394Jul 1930 494494-497 combined May 1940
95Aug 1904 195Dec 1912 295 395395-396 combined Aug 1930 495
96Sep 1904 196Jan 1913 296296/297 combined Jan 1922 396 496
97Oct 1904 197Feb 1913 297 397Sep 1930 497
98Nov 1904 198Mar 1913 298298/299 combined Mar 1922 398Oct 1930   
99Dec 1904 199Apr 1913 299 399Nov 1930   
100Jan 1905 200May 1913 300300/301 combined 400Dec-30   

Bound volumes available at Barnstaple Local Studies Library:

October 1896 - December 1899Vol 11-39
January 1900 - December 1901Vol 240-63
January 1902 - December 1904Vol 364-99
January 1905 - December 1907Vol 4100-135
January 1908 - December 1910Vol 5136-171
January 1911 - December 1913Vol 6172-207
January 1914 - December 1916Vol 7208-242
January 1917 - December 1921Vol 8243-295
January 1922 - October 1926Vol 9296-351
March 1927 - December 1931Vol 10352-410

Brian Randell, 21 Dec 2009