Devon - Land and Property

DRO pages on Tithe Records (archived copy) state that: "eventually, the Tithe Maps Online Project (archived copy) will make the digitized tithe maps available online free of charge through our website. In the meantime, we are also offering copies of the digitised tithe maps for sale (archived copy)on CD-Rom."

The Friends of Devon's Archives group has indexed the Devon tithe apportionments - and provide parish and name search facilities. In addition Scanned images of these tithe apportionments are made available by the Devon Tithe Maps Online Project.

The Tithe Maps of the East Devon AONB - a large set of high definition images, provided by the Parishscapes project.

The Country House Database (archived copy) - country houses from the late medieval period to ca. 1850, together with an index to occupiers.

British Listed Buildings (Devon section) - organised by parish, provides detailed descriptions of a large number of historic buildings throughout Devon.

Abstracts of Devon Feet of Fines (Land Conveyances) for 1369-1509, provided by Chris Phillips.

Devon Estate Records held by Kings College, Cambridge.

The Devon Rural Archive - "set up in February 2006 as part of The Fenwick Charitable Trust to provide a much needed resource for local historians, archaeologists and genealogists working in Devon."

Devon sections of Pat Johnson's Family Deeds website (archived copy), and of Allan & Brenda Azzaro's Family Chest website, each of which provide free summary transcripts of old deeds and documents (the originals of which are available for purchase).

Thatch in Devon - from Devon County Council (archived copy).

Photographs of Farms in Devon - in Wikimedia Commons.

Devon Farming in the 19th Century by Paul Brassley.

Lifeleasehold in the Western Counties of England 1650-1750, by Christopher Clay.

Alcock, N.W. Devonshire Farm-Houses. Part II. Some Dartmoor Houses, Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 101, (1969) pp.83-106. [Descriptions of long-houses in Doddiscombsleigh, Drewsteignton, Gidleigh and Lustleigh]

Alcock, N.W. and Laithwaite, Michael. Medieval houses in Devon and their modernisation, Medieval Archaeology, vol. 17, (1973) pp.100-25.

Allan, J., Alcock, Nat and Dawson, David. West Country Households, 1500-1700. The Boydell Press (2015) [ISBN 978 1 84383 994 1].

Beacham, Peter. Devon's heritage: Buildings and landscape : a collection of essays on the conservation of Devon's environment, County Planning Department, Devon County Council (1982) 27-28 pp. [ISBN-13: 978-0861143566]

Brown, Mike. Index. Dartmoor Tithe Apportionments, Vol. 8. The Dartmoor Press (c1997) 16p.

Carter, G E L. Borough English and burgage tenure. Trans. Devon. Assoc. 65 (1933). [Devon and the customs of land tenure, and the laws of inheritance from the Saxon to the early medieval period]

Davidson, J.B. Some Anglo-Saxon Boundaries, Now Deposited at the Albert Museum. Trans. Devon Assoc Vol. 8 (1876), pp. 396-419. [Index]

Davy, John Tanner. Davy's Devon Herd Book. London: Longman & Co. (1851) 147pp. [Index]

Gray, Todd. Harvest Failure in Cornwall and Devon [1623 and 1630-1]: The Book of Orders and the Corn Surveys (1992). [ISBN 0903686651] [Devon FHS Library 942.036]

Gray, Todd. Devon Country Houses and Gardens Engraved: Pt. 1, Mint Press (2001) 228 pp. [ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1903356074] ["A collection of several hundred topographical images"]

Hooke, Delia. Pre-Conquest Charter-Bounds of Devon and Cornwall Univ of Rochester Press (1994) 265pp. [ISBN-10: 0851153542] ["Della Hooke uses the ancient charter-bounds to explore and explain the history of settlement and land use in the region. . . The book presents all the topographical detail in the charters, together with all the estate boundaries. Each charter is individually mapped and its landmarks are located as closely as possible."]

Gray, Todd. The Art of the Devon Garden: The Depiction of Plants and Ornamental Landscapes from the Year 1200, Mint Press (2013) 336 pp. [ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1903356647] ["Some of today’s most popular gardens are featured as well as others which have long vanished"]

Jones, S.R. Devonshire Farmhouses III: Moorland and non-moorland long-houses, Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 103, (1971) pp.35-75. [Detailed descriptions, drawings and photographs of long-houses in Harberton, Lydford, Modbury, Peter Tavy, Plymstock, Shaugh Prior, Walkhampton, Whitchurch and Yealmpton]

Kew, John. The disposal of crown lands and the Devon land market, 1536-58, Agricultural History Review, vol. 18, no. 1, (1970) pp.93-105. [Full text] [Index]

Knapman, David. Devon's Economy and Population at the Start of the 19th Century, Devon Family Historian, vol. 157, (2016) pp.8-9.

Lauder, Rosemary Anne. Vanished Houses of North Devon, R.A. Lauder (1981) 72 pp. [ISBN 0 950 792004] [Stevenstone, Annery, Dunsland, Yeo Vale, Winsiott House, and Eggesford]

Lauder, Rosemary. Vanished Houses of South Devon, North Devon Books (1997) 128 pp. [ISBN-13: 978-0952864592]

Pengelly, W. The signs of the Hotels, Taverns, Inns, Wine-and-Spirit Vaults and Beer Shops in Devonshire. Trans. Dev. Assoc, 1872 , Vol. V, pp. 416-509. [Index]

Perry, Roger. A Survey of Ash-Houses. Trans. Dev. Assoc, vol. 142, (2010). [SoG Library DE/PER]

Pevsner, Niklaus. The Buildings of England: South Devon. [Sog Library: DE/G 115]

Porter, J.N. Tenant Right: Devonshire and the 1880 Ground Game Act, Agricultural History Review, vol. 34, no. 2, (1986) p.188. [Index]

Pounds, N.G. (ed.) The Parliamentary Survey of the Duchy of Cornwall, Part 1, Devon and Cornwall Record Society (1982).

Pounds, N.G. (ed.) The Parliamentary Survey of the Duchy of Cornwall, Part 2, Devon and Cornwall Record Society (1984).

Reichel, O.J. (Ed.). Devon Feet of Fines, Vol 1: Richard I - Henry III (1196-1272), Exeter, Devon and Cornwall Record Society, Vol 7 (1912) 437 pp.

Reichel, O.J., Prideaux, F.B., and Tapley-Soper, H., (Ed.). Devon Feet of Fines, Vol 2: 1 Edward I - 43 Edward III (1272-1369), Exeter: Devon and Cornwall Record Society (1939) 494 pp.

Seinett, Guy A.C. An Investigation Into the Effects of Agricultural Depression on Farm Rents within specific Estates in the Coiunties of Devon, Dorset and Cornwall 1870-1941, (1995). [Devon R.O. Features the Duke of Bedford's Estates, Tavistock, Mid-Devon and North-Devon]

Stanes, Robin G.F. The Husbandry of Devon and Cornwall. Trans. Dev. Assoc. 141, (2009) pp. 153-180. [PDF]

Stewart, Iain. Somewhere in Devon, Devon Family Historian, vol. 172, (2019) p.37. [Requested identification of a café from a photograph]

Vancouver, Charles. General View of the Agriculture of Devon: With Observations on the Means of its Improvement, Drawn up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture, Newton Abbot, David and Charles (1969) Folding map, plates, folding tables, xii + 479pp. [Originally published 1808] [Index]

White, Bonnie. Feeding the war effort: Agricultural experiences in First World War Devon.Agricultural History Review, (2010), 58(1), pp. 95-112. [Index]

Wilkinson, Edward. Help in Tracing the Burgoyne Family, Devon Family Historian, vol. 171, (2019) pp.32-36. [Reminiscences of Cliff Burgoyne, the Principal Engineer, and working at the Devon County Surveyor's offices in the 1960s.]

Windeatt, Edward. First Report of the Committee to Obtain Information as to Peculiar Tenures of Land, Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 12 (1880), pp. 152-157. [Index]

Windeatt, Edward. Second Report of the Committee to Obtain Information as to Peculiar Tenures of Land, Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 13 (1881), pp. 102-105. [Index]

Windeatt, Edward. Fourth Report of the Committee to Obtain Information as to Peculiar Tenures of Land, Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. Vol. 16 (1884), pp. 172-182. [Index]

Winter, M. (ed.) The Land Between The Moors: Essays in Culture, Environment and Agricultural Change. Beaford Archive (2022) 400pp. ISBN 978-1-3999-1033-0 [Details]

Youings, Joyce. Devon Monastic lands: Calendar of Particulars for Grants, 1536-1558, Devon and Cornwall Record Society, No.1 (1955). [Devon FHS Library 942.3505]

Return of Owners of Land (1873). CD 0213-09, ArchiveCD (2001).