Note: This bibliography is in the early stages of compilation. It is based largely on the records of the Westcountry Studies Library (WSL) held in the Devon Heritage Centre (DHC), supplemented by other sources such as COPAC and the ESTC. For this reason many records are in skeleton form, lacking full imprint and pagination details. These will be progressively added. For completeness there is also a section including unpublished, normally non-archival, items. These are mainly held by the Devon Heritage Centre in the Westcountry Studies Library and the Devon Record Office. Three background papers:Bibliography: its importance for Devon.
Bibliography in Devon: past, present and future.
Devon's printed heritage.
Westcountry Studies Library: a guide to the contents of the largest collection of Devon printed material.
Devon publishers today.
Devon medieval manuscripts
Earliest times to the dissolution of the monasteries: a prequel: 950-1550
Books on Devon or Devonians (also includes pamphlets and ephemera).
Date coverage (many years are in draft)
Books printed or published in Devon.
Ashburton, Axminster, Barnstaple, Bideford, Budleigh Salterton, Chudleigh, Colyton, Crediton, Cullompton, Dartmouth, Dawlish, Devonport.
Exeter: A-Z miscellaneous publishers, Anonymous imprints 1586-1819, Barker and Bill, B., J (John Bringhurst?), Balle, Besley, Bishop, Bliss, Bowring, Bradford, Brice, Brocas, Clifford, Commin, Cullum, Curson, Darby, Darker, Davies, Devon institutions, Devonshire, Dewdney, Dight, Drayton, Drew, Dyer, Eland, Exeter Institutions, Farley, Featherstone, Flindell, Floyde, Godfrey, Gresswell, Grigg, Hannaford, Hedgeland, Hide, Holden, Hooker, Howe, Hunt, Latimer, M'Kenzie, March, May, Mugg, Norton, Pearce, Penny, Pollard, Risdon, Roberts, Rowe, Score, Spark, Spencer, Spreat, Stone, Strong, Thorn, Townsend, Tozer, Treadwin, Trewman, Upham, Wallis, Webb and Bower, Welsford, Western Times Office, Wheaton, Williams, Woolmer, Yeo.
Exmouth, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Kingsbridge, Lustleigh, Modbury, Newton-abbot, Okehampton, Plymouth, Plymouth Dock, Sidmouth, South Molton, Stonehouse, Tavistock, Teignmouth, Tiverton, Topsham, Torquay, Torrington, Totnes.
Books and other items relating to specific communities and districts in Devon.
Places starting with: A, BA, BE-BI, BL-BR, BU, C, DA, Dartmoor, DE-DU, E (except Exeter), F-H, I-K, in progress.
Title coverage (titles without links have yet to be added)
1. in periodicals.
Devon and Cornwall notes and queries, 1900-1995.
Devon Archaeological Society, 1932-2007.
Devon historian, 1970-1995.
Devon Life, (688 articles to add).
Devonian Yearbook, (1870 articles to add).
Devonshire Association, Report and transactions, 1895-2014.
Exeter Diocesan Architectural Society 1843-1931 incomplete.
Friends of Morwelham, (161 articles to add).
Maritime south west, (201 articles to add).
Nature in Devon, 1980-1990.
Plymouth Institution, offprints only.
Southern history, (54 articles to add).
Torquay Natural History Society, offprints only.
Ussher Society, (120 articles to add).
2.in books with collections of papers.
Devon documents (52 articles to add).
Historical atlas of south west England (64 articles to add).
Newspapers. 1704-2004. Listed by place and date with title index.
Periodicals.Alphabetical listing by title.
Broadside ballads with Devon content, 1549-1890.
Broadside ballads by Devon printers, 1716-1860.
Parliamentary election ephemera 1700-1900. Constituencies available:
South Devon .
Ide burlesque election.
Miscellaneous, including non-Devon.
Ordnance Survey county sheets.
Ordnance Survey National Grid sheets.
Ordnance Survey small scale maps.
Publishers other than Ordnance Survey.
Collections of printed material held in libraries, museums and archives across Devon.
Digital archive. Website listing, 2000 to date
Manuscripts and typescripts. In alphabetical order by compiler.
Most of these are non-archival in nature and are also included in the date sections of the bibliography. As they are unpublished, details are being progressively removed to this section.
Non-Devon Westcountry periodicals
Indexed by the Westcountry Studies Library but not for inclusion in the Devon bibliography.
Cornish Studies (166 articles)
Cornwall Archaeological Society
Dorset Natural History Society (225 articles)
Somerset Natural History Society (327 articles)
This page last updated: 19 January 2018