Published Books and Articles on Devon History
This page lists books and articles whose subject is not specific to a particular Devon parish or small group of parishes - such items are listed on the relevant parish page(s).
"A Devonshire Man". Professor Huxley's Last New Theory. Pall Mall Gazette, (18 Jan 1870).
"A Lady (The Wife of a Naval Officer)". An Account of the Celebration of the Jubilee on the 25th October 1809; Being the forty-ninth anniversary of the reign of George the Third, "The Father of His People". Birmingham: R Jabet (1809). pp. 48-53 [Index to Devon Section]
Alexander, J J. When the Saxons came to Devon. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol 51 (1919). [Index]
Allan, John and Timms, Simon. Treasures of Ancient Devon, Tiverton, Devon Books (1996) 64 pp. [ISBN 0 86114 909 2] [Index]
Andriette, E. Devon and Exeter in the Civil War, Newton Abbot, David & Charles (1971) 237 pp.
Anon. An Address to the Gentlemen and Others of the County of Devon. Exeter(?), Printed in London (1748), Price 6d. illus. pp. 34. [Concerning court cases regarding Henry Roberts and his estate] [Index]
Avery, John. The Era of Burial Clubs, Devon Family Historian, vol. 140, (2011) pp.17-18. [A general account, but with references to Stoke Damerel, Plympton St Mary and Bere Ferrers]
Baker, George. An essay concerning the cause of the endemial colic in Devonshire, 2nd Edition. (1814). London: Printed by W Bulmer & Co for Messrs Payne & Foss, Pall Mall, 68 pp. [Index]
Baring-Gould, S. A Book of the West [Vol. 1 - Devon; Vol. 2 - Cornwall] New York, Amsterdam Book Co., (1900).
Barry, Jonathan. Population Distribution and Growth in the Early Modern Period. In Historical Atlas of South-West England, ed. R. Kain and W. Ravenhill, pp.110-119, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, (1999).
Barton, D.B. A history of copper mining in Cornwall and Devon, Truro, Truro (1968) 102 pp. illus., maps. [ISBN 75417122]
Bedford, Francis. Photographic views of South Devonshire, Chester, Catherall & Prichard [1870?] 16 mounted photos. [Westcountry Studies Library sxDEV/1870/BED]
Bending, A. How They Lived in Devon, c 1800. Devon Family Historian (Feb. 1996) pp. 10-13.
Bhanji, Sadru. The Victorian Carte de Visite Photograph: A neglected source of Devon's topographical history. Trans. Dev. Assoc, vol. 142, (2010). [SoG Library DE/PER]
Black, Jeremy. Georgian Devon, The Mint Press (2003) 96 pp.
Bliss, Jane; Jago, Christopher and Maycock, Elizabeth. Aspects of Devon History: People, Places and Landscapes. Devon History Society (2012). [ISBN 978-0-903766-02-9]
Blake, W J. Hooker's Synopsis Chorographical of Devonshire. Trans. Devon. Assoc. 47 (1915). [Index]
Bliss, J., C. Jago, et al., Eds. (2012). Aspects of Devon History: People, Places and Landscapes, Devon History Society. [DHS 40th Anniversary Book] [Contents (archived copy)]
Bodman, Martin. Devon Leather: An Outline History of a Lost Industry: Nineteenth Century Tanners and Tanneries, Tiverton, Leat Press (2008) 168 pp. [ISBN 978-0-9548758-1-7]
Bodman, Martin. Mills on the Teign: A Gazetteer of Water-Powered Sites on the Teign and the Bovey and Their Tributaries, Leat Press (2015) 156 pp.
Bohstedt, John Howard. Riots in England 1790-1810, With Special Reference to Devon, Ph.D. Thesis, Harvard University, Cambridge MA (1972). [Devon R.O.]
Bolt, Barabara. Hospitals and Asylums of Devon and Their Records, Exeter, Devon Family History Society. (2000) 34p. [Lookups]
Bolt, Barabara. Blizzard to Blazing, Deluge to Drought: Devon's Weather, Exeter, Devon Family History Society. (2005) [Devon FHS Library p551.6/DEV]
Britton, John and Brayley, Edward Wedlake. Devonshire & Cornwall illustrated : with historical and topographical descriptions, London, H. Fisher, R. Fisher & P. Jackson (1832) 96, 47 pp.: maps. [LDS Film 0962421/1] [Index]
Brownlow, Very Rev. Canon. Were the Devonshire Villani Serfs? Trans. Devon Assoc., vol. XIX, (1887), pp. 438-450. [Index]
Burton, S.H. The Lorna Doone Trail, Somerset, The Exmoor Press, Williton Printers (1975) 64pp., maps, illus. [ISBN 0 900131 19 5] [Index]
Camden, W. Devonshire: With a folding map by Stockdale, and text extracted from Camden's Britannia, enlarged by Richard Gough, (1806) 35 pp.
Caraman, Philip. The Western Rising 1549 - The Prayer Book Rebellion, Tiverton, Halsgrove Press 140 pp. [ISBN 189838603X] [Lookups]
Carpenter, Brian. 'Remarkable Occurrences' Viewed from Exeter 1754-1809. In Devon Documents (ed. T. Gray). Tiverton: Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, Special Issue (1996) [ISBN 0925836203] pp.37-41.
Carter, Jilly. Devon Reflections: [A collection of old photographs] (1990). [ISBN 0948158654] [Devon FHS Library 942.35]
Chalk, Edwin S. Early Brick Buildings in Devon and Cornwall. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 11, (1920-21) pp.54-566. [Index]
Chanter, J F. The Early History and Aborigines of North Devon and the Site of the Supposed Cimbric Town Artevia. Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art. Vol. II, Plymouth: William Brendan & Son. (1867-8) pp. 57-69. [Index]
Chanter, J R. Blackmore and "Lorna Doone". Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 35 (1903), pp. 239-250. [Index]
Chapman, S.D., (Ed.). The Devon Cloth Industry in the Eighteenth Centuries, Torquay, Devon and Cornwall Record Society, New Series, Vol. 23 (1978). [Lookups]
Chapple, William. A review of part of Risdon's Survey of Devon; containing the general description of that county; with corrections, annotations, and additions, Exeter, R. Thorn (1785). [Index]
Chapple, William. A review of part of Risdon's Survey of Devon; containing the general description of that county; with corrections, annotations, and additions (Reprint of 1785 edition), Barnstaple, Porcupines (1970) iv, vii, 144 pp. [BL X.802/3026] [List of Subscribers]
Christie, Peter. North Devon History. Edward Gaskell Publishing, Bideford (1995) 235p. [Contents listing, Index] [Lookups]
Christie, Peter. More North Devon History. Edward Gaskell Publishing, Bideford (1996). [Index] [Lookups]
Christie, Peter. Even More North Devon History. Edward Gaskell Publishing, Bideford (1998) 176p. [Index] [Lookups]
Christie, Peter. North Devon: The Golden Years 1945-1960, Tiverton, Halsgrove (2002) 160pp: chiefly ill, map pp. [ISBN 1841141801]
Christie, Peter. North Devon History, Lazarus Press (1995) 240 pp.
Christie, Peter. North Devon History, Series Two (2 vols), Bideford, Edward Gaskell Publishers (2009?). [ISBN 978 1 9067 07 9 and 978 1 906 769 04 08]
Christie, Peter. Even More North Devon History, Lazarus Press (1998) 168 pp.
Christie, Peter. A History of Photography in North Devon, The author: peterstuartchristie[at]gmail[dot]com (2016) 292 pp.
Chope, R. Pearse, B.A. (Ed.), The Devonian Year Book, 1913-15, London: The London Devonian Association, St Bride Institute, Ludgate Circus, E.C., Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., Bristol: John Wright & Sons Ltd., Stone Bridge, illus. 175 pp. [Contents & Membership List]
Chugg, Brian. Victorian and Edwardian Devon from Old Photographs (1989). [ISBN 071343001] [Devon FHS Library 929.35] [Index]
Clayden, Arthur W. The History of Devonshire Scenery: An Essay in Geographical Evolution. Exeter: James G. Commin, London: Chatto & Windus, (1906) 278 pp. [Index]
Collyns, Charles Palk. Notes on the Chase of the Wild Red Deer in the Counties of Devon and Somerset London: Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts (1862), illus. map. xvi, 273 pp. [Index]
Cooper, J.P.D. Propaganda and the Tudor State: Political Culture in the Westcountry Oxford: Clarendon Press (2003) 295pp.
Cotton, R.W. Some Ancient Roads in South Devon. Trans. Devon. Assoc., 1884, Vol XVI, pp. 453-479. [Index]
Cresswell, Beatrix F. Mille's Parochial Collections for Devon. Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries; 11 (1920-21), pp. 320-324. [Index]
Dallas, J. and Porter, H.G. The Note-Book of Tristram Risdon, 1608-1628, (1897) 352 pp. [Author of the 'Survey of the County of Devon'] [Indexes to The General Armory, The Peers, Baronets and Knights holding land in Devon with their Arms, Biographical Notes of Nobles and Knights of Devon, The Earls, Nobles and Sheriffs of Devonshire, Knights and Distinguished Men of Devon, The Justices Itinerant in Devon]
D'Urban, W F M & Mathew, Rev Murray A. The Birds of Devon - Supplement. London: R H Porter (1895), 31 pp. [Index]
Darby, H.C, Williams, A, Harvey, B., et al. Devon Domesday Book (3 vols), London, Alecto Historical Editions (1987-88).
Davidson, J.B. The Saxon Conquest of Devonshire. Trans. Devon. Assoc. 1877, Vol IX, pp.198-221. [Index]
Doe, George M. North Devon in Elizabethan times. Trans. Devon. Assoc. 58, (1926) pp.235-244. [1558-1603]
Doye, Geoffrey. Violence in North Devon: Responses to the introduction of the 1834 new poor law. Trans. Dev. Assoc, vol. 142, (2010). [SoG Library DE/PER]
Draisey, John. Discordant Notes or A Broken Consort; Exeter's Waits in 1631. In Devon Documents (ed. T. Gray). Tiverton: Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, Special Issue (1996) [ISBN 0925836203] pp.62-66.
Curtis, J. Sydney. Devonshire: Historical & Pictorial. A Complete Story of Devon from the Earliest Times, together with Views and Reviews of All Places of Interest, and a Concise Gazetteer. Southampton: (1896) 199pp.
Few, Janet. Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the Lives of Our Seventeenth Century Ancestors, The Family History Partnership (2012) 136pp.
Finberg, H.P.R. West Country Historical Studies, New York, A.M. Kelley (1969). [A series of studies of various old documents]
Fox, H.S.A. The evolution of the fishing village : landscape and society along the South Devon coast, 1086-1550, Oxford, Leopard's Head Press (2001) xviii, 208 pp. : ill., maps.
Fraser, Robert. General View of the County of Devon with Observations on the Means of its Improvement (First published in 1794), Barnstaple, (1970) map, 75 pp.
Friend, Hilderic. Bygone Devonshire, London, William Andrews (1898) 255 pp. [LDS Film 1419544/3] [Index]
Garnsworthy, Paul Randall (ed.). Brunel's Atmospheric Railway, The Broad Gauge Society with The Friends of Devon Archives, (2013) 104 pp. [ISBN 9781847850379]
Gêlert (pseud.). Fores's guide to the foxhounds and staghounds of England, London, Messrs Fores, 41 Piacadilly (1849). Printed: Harrison & Sons. pp.v, 163 [Index to Devon sections]
Gentry, F.D. Take Care of your Fire and Candle [11 fires in Devon towns]. Devon Books (1985) 138p. [ISBN 0861147596] [Devon FHS Library 929.35] [Chulmleigh (1803), Chudleigh (1807), Bradninch (1832), Newton St Cyres (1829), North Tawton (1834), Lympstone (1833), Moretonhampstead (1839), Cullompton (1839), Stoke Canon (1841), South Molton (incl. 1841, 1867, 1891), Ottery St Mary (1866) - plus listing of about 150 fires, giving place, date and amount of damage]
Gill, H.S. Devonshire Tokens issued in the Seventeenth Century. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol 5 (1872), pp. 216-243. [Index]
Gill, H.S. Devonshire Tokens, Part III. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 8 (1876), pp. 113-116. [Index]
Gill, H.S. Devonshire Tokens, Part IV. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 10 (1878), pp. 384-387. [Index]
Gill, H.S. On Silver Regal Money Coined in Devonshire Mints. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 10 (1878), pp. 589-610. [Index]
Glaisher, James. On the Meteor which appeared on Thursday the 12th of August 1852 at about 9h 20m PM, Greenwich Time.The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science Vol, 4, Fourth Series, July-December. London: Taylor & Francis (1852) pp. 292-302. [Surname Index]
Gore, Derek. The Vikings and Devon, The Mint Press (2001) 96 pp.
Grant, A. North Devon Pottery, Exeter, The Mint Press (2005) 192 pp. [ISBN 1 898546 77 0]
Gray, T., Rowe, M. and Erskine, A., (Ed.). Tudor and Stuart Devon: The Common Estate and Government ( Essays presented to Joyce Youings), University of Exeter (1992) xix + 230 p.
Gray, Todd. The Garden History of Devon (1995). [ISBN 0859894533] [Devon FHS Library 712.094235]
Gray, Todd. The Devon Almanac, Exeter, The Mint Press (2000) 210 pp. [ISBN 1-903356-01-6] [Listing, for each day of the year, information on events from sources such as 18th and 19th century newspapers and manuscript sources at the DRO. Unindexed.]
Gray, Todd. Elizabethan Devon, The Mint Press (2001) 96 pp.
Gray, Todd. Lost Devon: Creation, change and destruction over 500 years, Mint Press, Stevensbooks, 76 Longbrook Street, Exeter, EX4 6AP (2003) 192 pp. [ISBN 1903356326]
Gray, Todd. Blackshirts in Devon, Exeter, Mint Press (2006) 337 pp.
Gray, Todd. Devon & African Slavery, Devon Family Historian, vol. 123, (2007) p.28. ["From the early 1600s, and lasting two hundred years, Devon men, and some women, were taken prisoner, often off the Devon coast, by ships from North Africa and sold into slavery. . . Altogether some 89 local men and women were rescued from slavery and brought back to Devon in 1637."]
Gray, Todd. Devon and the Slave Trade: documents on African enslavement, abolition and emancipation from 1562 to 1867, Mint Press, Stevensbooks, 76 Longbrook Street, Exeter, EX4 6AP (2007) 256 pp. [ISBN 9781903356524]
Griffiths, T.A.Q The development of rural postal services: with particular reference to Devon, 1790-1905. M.Phil Thesis, Exeter University, Economic History Department (1987).
Guthrig, Sylvia C. Devon and its Parishes, Devon Family Historian, vol. 121, (2007) pp.31-33.
Guthrig, Sylvia C. Shopping 18th Century Style, Devon Family Historian, vol. 140, (2011) pp.19-20. [Discussion of the stocks of a Honiton, an Exeter and a Plymouth shopkeeper]
Guthrig, Sylvia. Women in History: Conclusion, Devon Family Historian, no. 152, (2014) pp.9-12.
Hall, Townshend M. Notes on some errors relating to North Devon. Trans Devon Assoc. vol. 11, (1879), pp. 352-357. [Index]
Hamilton, A.H.A. The Attempted Introduction of the Culture of Silk into Devonshire in The Reign of James The First. Trans. Devon. Assoc., 1877, Vol IX, pp.234-235. [Transcript]
Harris, Helen. Devon's Century of Change, Peninsula Press (1998) 144pp.  [DFHS Library 942.35]
Harrison, Paul. Devon Murders. Countryside Books (1992) 128pp. [Devon FHS Library 365.09]
Haslett, SK and Bryant, EA, The AD 1607 coastal flood in the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary: Historical records from Devon and Cornwall (UK), Archaeology in the Severn Estuary, 15, 2004, 81-89. ["Damage included houses 'overthrown and sunk' at Appledore and a number destroyed at Barnstaple where there are three named fatalities."] [Full text] [TV Documentary]
Henderson, Charles and Jervoise, E. Old Devon Bridges (1938). [Devon FHS Library 642.2094235]
Henwood, Janet. Exeter Theatre Fire, 5th September 1887, Exeter, Devon Family History Society (2000?).
Hoskins, W.G. Devon: A New Survey of England. London, Collins (1960) 600 pp.
Probably the best single account available. Contains chapters on: General Description; Prehistoric and Celtic Devon; The English Settlement; The Economic Background; The Land; The Towns; Industry and Trade; Communications; Population; Political and Military History; Maritime History; Social History; Building and Building Materials; Literature and The Arts; The County Today. Has an extensive gazeteer and bibliography. [Lookups]
Another edition: Newton Abbott, David and Charles (1972) [Index]
New revised edition Phillimore (2003) 688pp. [ISBN 13 : 978 1 86077 270 2]
Hoskins, W.G. Old Devon, Newton Abbott, David and Charles (1966) 208 pp. [Chapters on The Study of Old Farm Houses, Industrial Archaeology in Devon, Some Old Devon Bartons, A Sheaf of Modern Documents, The Elizabethan Merchants of Exeter, Three Devon Families, Epidemics in Tudor Devon, The Winter of 1963, The Wealth of Medieval Devon, and The Farm Labourer through Four Centuries.] [Lookups]
Hoskins, W.G. Devon and Its People, David and Charles (1968) 171 pp. [Lookups]
Hoskins, W.G. The Westward Expansion of Wessex: with a supplement to "The early charter of Devon and Cornwall", Leicester University Press (1960) 44 pp. [DFHS Library p942.3]
Hoskins, W.G. Devon. Chichester, Phillimore (2003) 600 pp. [ISBN 1 86077 204 8] ["This new, revised edition, with an up-to-date Introduction, a new, extensive bibliography, the most recent population and similar statistical figures, reproduces the author's classic text in full, including the Gazetteer. . ."]
Hoskins, W.G. and Finberg, H.P.R. Devonshire Studies, London, Jonathan Cape (1952) 470 pp.
Hunt, W. The History of Teetotalism in Devonshire, Devonport & London, (1841) iii + 138 p. [Index]
Irving, George Vere Esq, FSA, Scot, VP. Ancient Camps, Earthworks and Fortifications in Devon. In British Archaeological Association. (1843). Collectanea Archaeologica. Vol II, Part I, London: Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts, pp. 18-29. [Index]
Jackson, Peter William Nonconformists and society in Devon 1660-1689. Ph.D Thesis, Exeter University, Dept. of History (1986) 390p.
Jenkinson, Tim and Taylor, Patrick. The Toll Houses of South Devon, Polystar Press (2009) 124 pp. [ISBN 978 1 907154 01 0]
Jenkinson, Tim and Taylor, Patrick. The Toll-houses of North Devon, Polystar Press (2010) 124 pp.
Joyce, Julia. Five Devonshire Murderesses, Kindle Edition, Amazon (2020) 321p. [ASIN : B087NSQZD3] [Charlotte Winsor, Mary Jane Harris, Elizabeth Duff, Alice Dobb and Mary Ann Ashford]
Kanefsky, John. Devon Toll Houses (1976). [Devon FHS Library p388.1094235]
Karkeek, Paul Q. Fairfax in the West. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 8 (1876), pp. 117-147. [Index]
Karkeek, Paul Q. Collectanea curiosa Devoniensia. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 10 (1878), pp. 223-236. [Index]
Karkeek, Paul Q. The first visit of Charles I. to Devon. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 10 (1878), pp. 399-403. [Index]
King, Richard John. Sketches and Studies, Chap. 7, (1874), London: John Murray, illus. pp. 307-362. [Index]
Kleineke, Hannes. 'Why the West was wild: law and disorder in fifteenth-century Cornwall and Devon', in Linda Clark, ed., The Fifteenth Century III: Authority and Subversion (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2003), pp. 75-93
Lambert, Anthony J. Devon From Old Photographs (1993). [Devon FHS Library p942.35]
Lauder, Rosemary Anne. Views of old Devon, St. Teath, Bossiney Books (1982) 119p: chiefly ill. [ISBN 0906456673]
Lauder, Rosemary Anne, Williams, Michael and Wyatt, Monica. Unknown Devon, St. Teath, Bossiney Books (1982) 104p: ll, map. [ISBN 090645686x]
Lauder, Rosemary Anne, Williams, Michael and Wyatt, Monica. Strange stories from Devon, St. Teath, Bossiney Books (1982) 101. [Index]
Lega-Weekes, Ethel. Early Use of Paper in Devonshire: Watermarks. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, vol. 11, (1920-21), pp. 108-10. [Index]
Longridge, Richard N. The Devon and Exeter Institution 1813-1988 : a short history ...., Exeter, The Institution (2002) 52pp : ill pp. [Reprint of 1988 ed with additional info to 2000 by Adrian Reed] [DFHS Library p942.35/EXE]
Lysons, Daniel. Devonshire. Magna Britannia, Vol 6. Thomas Cadell, London (1822) 986pp. [Full text]
MacEnery, J. Cavern Researches or Discoveries of Organic Remains and of British and Roman Reliques, in the Caves of Kent's Hole, Anstis Cove, Chudleigh and Berry Head (Edited from the original manuscript notes by E. Vivian Esq.), E. Cockram (1859) 79 pp. [Index]
Maggs, Colin G. The Branch Lines of Devon: Exeter, South, Central & East Devon, 2011. Stroud Gloucestershire, Amberley Publishing (2011) 176 pp.
Maggs, Colin G. The Branch Lines of Devon: Plymouth, West and North Devon, 2011. Stroud Gloucestershire, Amberley Publishing (2012) 192 pp.
Maxted, I. In Pursuit of Devon's History: A Guide for Local Historians in Devon, Exeter, Devon Books (1997) 120 p. [ISBN 086114 97 3] - an updated online version (archived copy) is provided by Devon Local Studies Library
Maxted, I. From script to print to hypertext: Two millennia of Devon's written heritage, [Devon Library services?] (1999) 70 pp. [DFHS Library 411.7]
Mee, Arthur. The King's England: Devon (ref. ed. by E.T. Long) (1965). [Devon FHS Library p942.35] [Lookups] [Index]
Minchington, Walter (ed.). Farming and Transport in the South West, Exeter, University of Exeter (1972). [ISBN 900771372]
Minchington, Walter. Devon at Work: Past and Present, Newton Abbot, David and Charles (1974) 112p, many photographs. [ISBN 0 7153 6389 1]
Mitchell, Duncan. Social Mobility in Nineteenth-Century Devon, Agricultural History Review, vol. 7, no. 2, (1959) pp.108-109.
Moore, Edward. On the Ornithology of the South of Devon. From the Transactions of the Plymouth Institution. Plymouth: Rowe, 9 Whimple Street (1830). pp. 67. [Index]
Moore, Rev. Thomas. The History of Devonshire: From the Earliest Period to the Present. Robert Jennings, 62, Cheapside 1829- 3 v. : ill., maps. [Index to Vol. 1]
Morris, John (Ed.). Domesday Book: Devon, Parts 1 & 2 (A Survey of the Counties of England 9) Chichester, Phillimore (1985). [ISBN 0 85033 491 8] [Devon FHS Library 333.3]
Needham, Dennis. Devon, Frith Book Co. (2003). [ISBN 1859377742] [DFHS Library 942.35]
Nimrod. Nimrod's Hunting Tours; Interspersed with Characteristic Anecdotes, Sayings and Doings of Sporting Men, Including Notices of the Principal Crack Riders of England. London: M A Pittman (1835) 592 pp. [Index]
Norris, Sally. Tales of Old Devon, Countryside Books (1991) 128 pp.
Oakeley, Sir Atholl. The facts on which Blackmore based Lorna Doone. (10th Edition), Ilfracombe: North Devon Ltd. (n.d.) 21 pp., illus., map. [Index]
Page, William (Ed.), A History of Devonshire - The Victoria History of the Counties of England, Dawson, for the University of London Institute of Historical Research, Archibald, Constable and Co., 1906, reprinted Folkestone, 1975. ISBN: 0-7129-06711
Parfitt, Edward. On the Protozoa of Devonshire. Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art. (1869) Vol 3, Plymouth: W Brendon & Son, Dartmouth Meeting, July, pp. 60-74. [Index]
Parker, David. Early Victorian Devon 1830-1860: An Age of Optimism and Opulence, Halsgrove (2017) 160 pp.
Patterson, Richard Chartism in Devon, 1838-1865. M.Phil Thesis, Exeter University, Department of History and Archaeology (1987) 399p
Pengelly, W. Miscellaneous Devonshire Gleanings. Part I. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol 7 (1875), pp. 64-74. [Index]
Pengelly, W. Memoranda. Part I. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol 7 (1875), pp. 197-202. [Index]
Pengelly, W. Devonshire Gleanings from Manningham's Diary Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol 7 (1875), pp. 376-386. [Index]
Pengelly, W. Devonshire Gleanings from "Notes and Queries", Part 1. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol 8 (1876), pp. 537-796. [Index]
Pengelly, W. Miscellaneous Devonshire Gleanings, Part II. Trans. Devon. Assoc. 1881, Vol 13 (1881), pp. 131-149. [Index]
Pengelly, W. Second Report of the Committee on Scientific Memoranda - Electrical. Trans. Devon. Assoc. 1877, Vol IX, pp.75-78. [Index]
Pevsner, Nicholas. North Devon (Buildings of England series), Penguin (1952) Plates, folding map, 200 pp. [Lookups]
Pevsner, Nicholas. South Devon (Buildings of England series), Penguin (1952) Plates, folding map, 351 p.
Pole, William. Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, London, J. Nicholls (1791) 568 pp. [Index]
Polwhele, Richard, The History of Devonshire, 1797, reproduced by Kohler and Coombes, Dorking (1977). [Lookups]
Polwhele, Rev. R. Traditions and Recollections: Domestic, Clerical and Literary. Vol. 2, London: Printed by and for John Nichols & Son, 25 Parliament Street (1826), illus., 820 pp. [Index]
Post, Desmond. Around Historic Devon and Cornwall, Tunbridge Wells, Midas Books (1978) 128 pp.: ill. [ISBN 78324503]
Pycroft, J W. Arena Cornubia: The Claims of the Commissioner of Woods and Forests to the Sea Coast and Banks of Tidal Rivers in Cornwall and Devon, (3rd Edition). London: W G Benning (1865), xvii, 63 pp. [Index]
R., J.B.. Hooker’s Discourse of Devonshire. Devon Notes & Queries, vol. I, (January 1900 to January 1901), pp. 184-6. [Transcript]
Raikes, Christine. Portraits of Devon Toll Houses (1978). [ISBN 0906231019] [Devon FHS Library p388.10942235]
Reichel, Rev Oswald J. The earlier sections of "Testa Nevil" relating to Devon, done into English with an index. Trans Devon Assoc. 37, (1905). pp. 410-453. [Index]
Risdon, Tristram. The Chorographical Description or survey of the county of Devon, with the City and County of Exeter, E. Curl (1714) 425 pp. [Lookups]
Risdon, Tristram. Chorographical Description, or Survey of the County of Devon , Pilton Street, Barnstaple, Porcupine (1970) 470 pp. [Full text of the original]
Roberts, Stephen. Recovery & Restoration in an English County - Devon Local Administration1646/70, Exeter University Press (1985).
Roots, Ivan. Cromwellian and Restoration Devon, The Mint Press (2003) 96 pp.
Rose-Troup, Frances. Devon charters and the threefold obligation. Trans. Devon. Assoc. 65 (1933).
Rough, Michael The Eddystone Light-House: A Poem, to which is subjoined an historical account of every remarkable occurrence that has transpired since the first lighthouse was erected on the Eddystone Rock, 1694, London: Printed for the author by J & H W Bailey (1823), illus. 39 pp. [Index]
Rowse, A.L. (1949). The West in English History. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 190 pp. [Index]
Sellman, R.R. Aspects of Devon History. Devon, Devon Books (1985) 71p. [ISBN 0 86114 756 1]
Selley, W.G. A History of the Devon & Exeter Dental Hospital, 1880-1936. Trans. Dev. Assoc, vol. 142, (2010). [SoG Library DE/PER]
Sheldon, Gilbert. From Trackway to Turnpike: An Illustration from East Devon, Oxford, (1928) 178 pp. [Roads from Roman period onwards]
Shortt, William T. Peter. Collectiana Curiosa Antiqua Dunmonia: An essay on some Druidical remains in Devon, Exeter: W C Featherstone. London: J B Nichols & Son. (1852) vi, 101 pp. [List of Subscribers] [Index]
Snell, F.J., (Ed.). Memorials of old Devonshire, London, Bemrose and Sons (1904) xi, 305 pp.,  leaves of plates : ill., ports. [LDS Film 1696571/10] [Contents and Index]
Stanes, Robin. A History of Devon, Chichester: Phillimore (1986) 128 pp.
Stanes, Robin. A History of Devon (2nd. ed.), Chichester: Phillimore (2000) 152 pp. [ISBN 1 86077 0924]
Stanes, Robert. Old Farming Days: Life on the land in Devon and Cornwall, Halsgrove, Tiverton (2005). [ISBN 1841144495]
Stanyer, Jeffrey. A History of Devon County Council 1889-1989, (1989) 105 pp.
Stoyle, Mark. Loyalty and Locality - Popular Allegiance in Devon during the English Civil War. University of Exeter Press (1994) 330p. [ISBN 0 85989 428 2] [Lookups]
Stoyle, Mark. Devon and the Civil War, The Mint Press (2003) 96 pp.
Stoyle, M.J. 'The Counterfeit King': Popular Reaction to the Accession of James I, 1603. In Devon Documents (ed. T. Gray). Tiverton: Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, Special Issue (1996) [ISBN 0925836203] pp.175-183.
Strong, H.W. The Industries of North Devon (1889), Newton Abbot, David & Charles (1971) 224 pp. [ISBN 0 7153 5134 6] [Lookups]
Sturt, J. Revolt in the West. The Western Rebellion of 1549, (1987) [ISBN 0861147766] [Devon FHS Library 942.3053]
Swift, Andrew and Kirsten, Elliott. Devon Pubs: A Pictorial Retrospective, Akeman Press (2015) 384 pp.
Taylor, James Stephen. Poverty in Rural Devon, 1780-1840 (2 vols.), Ph.D Thesis, Stanford University, CA (1966). [Devon R.O. - Includes chapters on Bradford and West Alvington]
Taylor, M Jane. What Was The Contagion/Disease/Epidemic Which Hit Some North Devon Parishes in 1740/1741/1742, Devon Family Historian, vol. 144, (2012) pp.18-20.
Taylor, Jane. Was It the Weather, Devon Family Historian, vol. 145, (2013) pp.15-17. [Analysis of records of bad weather as a possible cause of high mortality in a number of North Devon parishes in the early 1740s.]
Thomas, Davis St. John. A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The West Country v. 1 (Regional railway history series). Atlantic Transport Publishers (1988) 313pp.
Thomas, Peter. Discovering old Devon, Halsgrove (2005). [ISBN 1841144274] [Based on the collection of glass magic lantern slides left by the Tremllett Family.
Thompson, Janet A. Wives, Widows, Witches & Bitches: Women in 17th Century Devon, New York, Peter Lang. [ISBN 0-8204-1474-3] [Devon R.O, - 24/THO]
Thompson, Janet Ann. Her Good Name and Credit: The Reputation of Women in Seventeenth Century Devon, Ph.D Thesis, Univ. of Cincinnati (1987). [Devon. R.O.]
Thorn, Caroline and Frank. Domesday Book - 9: Devon. Chichester: Phillimore (1985) 2 vols.
Thornton, W H. Concerning some old habits and decaying industries formerly prevalent in the west of England, and more particularly in the county of Devon. Trans. Devon. Assoc. 39 (1907). [Index]
Tocker, Mary Ann. Trial of Mary Ann Tocker, for an Alleged Libel, on Mr. R. Gurney, Vice-Warden of the Stannary-Court, Devon, with The Defence Verbatim as Delivered by the Defendant; to which are prefixed, some introductory remarks; togther with An Address to the Jury by Miss Tocker, Henry White, Sen. 287, Strand, London, (1818) 40 pp.
Tymms, Samuel. The Family Topographer: Being a Compendious Account of the Antient and Present State of the Counties of England. Vol II, The Western Circuit. London: J B Nicholls and Son (1832), maps, 299pp. [Index]
Van der Kiste, John. Royal Visits to Devon and Cornwall, Images from the "Western Morning News" 1900-2000, Halsgrove, Tiverton (2002). [ISBN 1841141674]
Van Der Kiste, John. The Little Book of Devon, 2011. The History Press Ltd (2011) 192 pp.
Wallis, John. The Cornwall Register: containing collections relative to the past and present state of the 209 parishes . . . to which is added a brief view of the adjoining towns and parishes in Devon from Hartland to Plymouth, Bodmin, Liddell (1847).
Walsh, Bernard and Walsh, Claire. Bygones: South Devon memories [Illustrations. 1880-1940], Paignton, Sandmoor Press (1987) 72p: chiefly ill. [ISBN 0951234218] [Westcountry Studies Library sDEV/1880/WAL]
Wasley, Gerald. Devon in the 1930s - The Way We Were, Tiverton, Halsgrove Press (2000) 160 pp. [ISBN 1874448841]
Watkin, Hugh R. Early use of Paper in Devonshire. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 11, (1920-21) pp.33-36. [Index]
Watkins, C. Malcolm. North Devon Pottery and its Export to America in the 17th century, United States National Museum Bulletin (Smithsonian Institution), vol. 225, paper 13, (1960) pp.17-59. [Index]
Westcote, T. A view of Devonshire in MDCXXX with a pedigree of most of its gentry, Exeter, W. Roberts (1845) 649 p. [Available on CD-ROM from UK Genealogy Archives] [List of Subscribers]
Whale, Rev. T.W. Analysis of the Exon "Domesday" in Hundreds, Reprinted from the Transactions of the Devonshire Association (1903) 52 pp.
Whale, Rev. T.W. Supplement to "Domesday Analysis in Hundreds", Trans. Dev. Assoc, vol. 36, (1904), pp. 156-172. [Index]
Weatherby, C.J.E. & J.B. The Racing Calendar: Steeple Chases Past: For the Season 1867-8, Vol. 2., London: Weatherby, Burlington Street (1868) 308 pp. [Surname Index for the Devonshire Steeple Chase Meetings]
Willcocks, Frederick. Notes on the Devonshire Colic and its connection to Cider. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 17 (1885), pp. 324- 334. [Index]
Wilson-North, Robert, (Ed.). The Lie of the Land: Aspects of the Archaeology and History of the Designed Landscape in the South West of England, The Mint Press (2002) 129 pp.
Wolfe, Mary. Gentry Leaders in Peace and War: The Gentry Governors of Devon in the early Seventeenth Century, Exeter, University of Exeter Press (1997) 306p pp. [ISBN 0 85989 513 0]f [Devon FHS Library 942.35]
Worth, R.H. Thoughts on Devon from the Past, Devon Family Historian, vol. 132, (2009) pp.34-35. [Three extracts from Jack Simmons' A Devon Anthology: A Farmer's View c.1900; Manners 1797; Thatching]
Worth, R.N. A History of Devonshire, With Sketches of Leading Worthies, London, Elliot Stock (1886) 347 p.[Index - 1895 edition]
Worth, R.N. Some Devonshire Merchants' Marks. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 23 (1891), illus. pp. 315-317 [Index]
Wreford, Hilary, Clinch, Rosemary and Williams, Michael. Secret Westcountry, Bossiney Books (1986). [ISBN 0948158182] [Devon FHS Library 942.3]
Wyatt, Monica. Historic Inns of Devon, (1986). [ISBN 094815814X] [Devon FHS Library 942.35]
Yates, Beryl. North Devon Country in Old Photographs, Part 2 (1989). [ISBN 0862997275] [Devon FHS Library 942.35/NOR]
Youings, Joyce. Ralegh's Country: The South West of England in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, North Carolina Office of Archives & History, Department of Cultural Resources (1986) 74 pp. [ISBN 0-86526-207-1]
The Devonshire Domesday and Geld Inquest: Extensions, Translations, and Indices (2 vols.)., Plymouth, Devonshire Association (1884-1892) xlix + 1236 + 29 pp. [Vol 1 text; Vol 2 text]
Address to Proprietors of the South Devon Railway by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Plymouth, Roger Lidstone, George Street, London; Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange (1848) 59 pp. [Index]
The Western Rebellion. (Containing an account of all the persons arraigned and tried by Lord Chief Justice Jefferies, in the month of September, 1685, for aiding and assisting James, Duke of Monmouth ... with historical notes. To which is added a chronological register of remarkable events, relating to the town of Taunton.)Barnicott & Son, Taunton (1888). [Lookups]
The blizzard in the West: being a record and story of the disastrous storm which raged throughout Devon and Cornwall, and West Somerset, on the night of March 9th, 1891, London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent (1891) 168 pp. [Available on CD-ROM from Archive CD] [Full text]
Famous Old Inns of South Devon, Torquay, Hamilton-Fisher (196-?). [A selection of the most interesting inns, including photographs and historical details, with general information and map] [SoG Library - DE tracts box]
Devon Flood Story, (5th edition, with Exeter & Taunton) David & Charles (1960) 32 pp. [SoG Library Devon Tracts Box]
Peeps at Torquay and South Devon: a series of 10 views ... original engravings first published by H. Besley 1853 - 79, Exeter, Devon Library Service (1979) p: 10p of ill. [ISBN 0861142047] [Westcountry Studies Library pB/TOR 7/1853/PEE]
Bygones: a 72 page album of yesteryear in South Devon, Torquay, Herald Express (1985) 72p: chiefly ill. [Westcountry Studies Library pxDEV/1900/HER]
Bygones: our war, 1939-1945: memories of the home front in South Devon, Torquay, Herald Express (1989) 64p: chielfy ill. [Westcountry Studies Library pxDEV/0002/BYG]
Devon Within Living Memory, Devon Federation of Womens' institutes (1993). [ISBN 1853062502] [Devon FHS Library 942.35]
Abbots Bickington to Zeal Monachorum: a handlist of Devon parish histories compiled on the occasion of the centenary of parish councils [edited by the County Local Studies Librarian with the assistance of Michael Mills], Exeter: Devon County Council Libraries (1994).
Parochial histories of North-West Devon & Cornwall, c240 pp. [LDS Film 0090705] [Newspaper clippings]
Photographic Memories of Devon and Cornwall: The Francis Frith Collection (1996). [ISBN 1859370217] [Devon FHS Library 942.3]
Francis Frith's Devon, Tiverton, Halsgrove Press (1999) 120 pp. [ISBN 1859370527]