Devon Record Office

Devon Record Office
Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton
Exeter
Devon
EX2 7NL
England

Website

www.devon.gov.uk/record_office.htm

E-mail

devrec@devon.gov.uk

Telephone

01392 384253

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

The Devon Record Office exists to collect and preserve the historical records of Devon and to make them available to all who wish to study them. There are three record offices which share this task.

The Devon Record Office at Exeter houses all types of historical records relating to the county of Devon, the city of Exeter, and East, Mid and South Devon, including Torbay. These include the records of the parishes, and of innumerable individuals, families, estates, businesses, societies, chapels and schools.

It also holds the ecclesiastical records of the Diocese of Exeter, and administers the Exeter Cathedral (Dean and Chapter) Archives in the Cloister Library.

Venue Type:

Archive

Access For All

The Devon Record Office exists to collect and preserve the historical records of Devon and to make them available to all who wish to study them. The office has two main branches:

Exeter
The Devon Record Office at Exeter houses all types of historical records relating to the county of Devon, the city of Exeter, and east, mid and south Devon, including Torbay. These include the records of the parishes, and of innumerable individuals, families, estates, businesses, societies, chapels and schools.
It also holds the ecclesiastical records of the Diocese of Exeter, and administers the Exeter Cathedral (Dean and Chapter) Archives in the Cloister Library.

Barnstaple
The North Devon Record Office at Barnstaple has a wide range of historical records covering the districts of North Devon and Torridge, the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple and the Borough of Barnstaple.

Providing Information from our Records
If you are unable to come to the Devon Record Office in person, you can write or email the office for further information. For complex or lengthy enquiries and for research requests we offer, at a fee, our own research service.

We also have a number of Service points, located right across Devon, which provide a vital resource for people who find it difficult to travel to Exeter or Barnstaple.
These points hold copies of parish registers, tithe maps and apportionments, non conformist registers, and some other records for the local area.
Leaflets providing further information can be obtained from the Devon Record Office.

Collection details

Archives

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