Name Index


Thirty-Fifth Report (Third Series) of the
Committee on the Climate of Devon

Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. 49, (1917), pp. 81-85.


R. Hansford Worth (Ed.)

Prepared by Michael Steer

The report was read at the Association’s July 25th, 1917 Barnstaple meeting. The Committee recorded the death of Rev John Gill, M.A. Vicar of Holne. No return was received from Abbotskerswell. Retirement of the Rev. H. F. Ramsay from the Rectory of Exmoor saw loss of the Simonsbath records. Two new stations were included in the report: Postbridge substitutes for the lost record at Archerton, whose observer was Mr. Herbert J. Roberts and Ashwater Rectory, supplied by the Rev. G. D. Melhuish.  This report extract provides (a) names of the Climate Committee members, (b) a comprehensive list of the Stations at which readings were taken, and (c) the names of the observers. The report extract is from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal that can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.
Committee Purpose: To collect and tabulate trustworthy and comparable observations on the climate of Devon.

Committee Members (Page 81):
Mr. J. S. Amery,
Sir Alfred W. Croft,
Mr. R. Hansford Worth (Secretary)

Introduction (Page 81-83)
Gill, Rev John
Melhuish, Rev G.D. 
Ramsay, Rev. H.F. 
Roberts, Mr Herbert J. 

Stations and Observers (Page 84-85)

Stations Observers
Ashburton (Druid) J. S. Amery.
Ashburton (West St.)
Ashwater (Rectory) W. J. O. Evans.
Rev. G.D. Melhuish, M.A
Barnstaple Athenæum
Bere Alston (Rumleigh) Sir Alfred W. Croft, M.A., K.C.I.E.
Copplestone House
Cowsic Valley Miss M. Pope
Frank Howarth, M.Inst.C.E..
Cullompton Murray T. Foster, F.R.Met.Soc.
Devil’s Tor Frank Howarth, M.Inst.C.E.
Exeter (Devon and Exeter Institution) John E. Coombes, Librarian
Holne (Vicarage) L. Frost for The Rev. John Gill, M.A.
Huccaby Mr Wilsone for Capt. H. H. Joll.
Leusdon Vicarage O. Prowse, A.M.I.C.E.
Rev. A.A. Woolcombe
Lynmouth (Rock House) T. H. Mead-Briggs
Newton Abbot (The Chestnuts) E. D. Wylie
Okehampton (Oaklands) Maj.-Gen. E. H. Holley,R.A., J.P.
Plymouth Observatory H. Victor Prigg, A.M.I.C.E.,
Plymouth Watershed Frank Howarth, M.Inst.C.E.
Postbridge (Archerton) Herbert J. Roberts
Princetown (H.M. Prison) George Parry.
Roborough Reservoir Frank Howarth, M.I.C.E.
Rousdon (The Observatory) C. Grover, observer for Lady Peek
Salcombe G.E. Case-Morris
Sidmouth (Sidmount) Miss Constance M. Radford
Simonsbath Rev. H. F. Ramsay
South Brent (Great Aish) Miss C. M. Kingwell.
South Molton Fred Day, F.R.G.S.
Tavistock (L. and S.W. Rly. Station) W. J. Monk.
Teignmouth Observatory G. Rossiter
Teignmouth (Benton) W. C. Lake, M.D
Torquay Observatory Frederick March, F.R.Met.Soc.
Torquay Watershed: S. C. Chapman, M.I.C.E.
Torrington, Great (Enfield) George M. Doe
Totnes (Berry Pomeroy) Charles Barran, J.P.
Woolacombe (N. Devon) R. W. Hansford, for Miss Chichester