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A BOOK OF THE WEST – DEVON (055) by S. Baring-Gould The   name   of   Sabine   Baring-Gould   is   renowned   with   the   history   and   folk-lore   of   the   county of   Devon.   In   this   book   he   has   chosen   to   pick   out   some   incident   or   biography   of   a   person,   or family,   connected   with   several   towns.   This   author   is   meticulous   in   his   research   and   writings with   each   chapter   being   a   comprehensive   guide   to   the   towns   concerned   which   makes   this an    excellent    publication    for    those    who    have    an    interest    in    the    county,    whether    it    is ancestral, local or historical. Fully searchable and bookmarked £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
THE COASTS OF DEVON AND LUNDY ISLAND by John Lloyd Warden Page (Ref 004) Devon   is   the   only   county   in   England   to   have   separate   two   coastlines.   Published   in   1895, this   book   of   over   five   hundred   and   seventy   pages   is   a   treasure-trove   of   information   about the    towns,    villages,    scenery,    antiquities    and    legends    on    the    coast    and    the    Island    of Lundy.With   many   illustrations   this   book   is   a   great   addition   to   any   collection   relating   to Devon £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
DEVONSHIRE CHARACTERS  AND STRANGE EVENTS by S. Baring-Gould (037) For   those   with   an   interest   in   the   county   of   Devon   the   name   of   Sabine   Baring-Gould   will   be familiar.   This   CD   book   contains   a   wealth   of   information   relating   to   the   people,   folk-lore and   history   of   Devon.   We   find   such   characters   as   Jack   Rattenbury   “The   Rob   Roy   of   the West”,   Andrew   Price,   the   printer,   The   Pirates   of   Lundy,   The   Bideford   Witches   and   the Stoke   Resurrectionists   and   many,   many   more.   There   are   over   800   pages   of   interesting tales   relating   to   people,   places   and   events   throughout   Devon,   making   this   publication essential   for   anyone   with   an   interest   in   Devon   whether   it   be   local   history   or   an   ancestral link. £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
GEMS IN A GRANITE SETTING by William Crossing (Ref: 24) Anyone   who   has   previously   taken   an   interest   in   the   life   and   history   of   Dartmoor   will   be familiar   with   the   names   of   Beatrice   Chase   and   Sabine   Bearing-Gould.   One   other   must   also be   added   to   this   illustrious   list   and   that   is   William   Crossing.   He   is   now   considered   one   of the   best   authorities   on   Dartmoor   and   its   antiquities,   having   made   it   the   subject   of   his   life's work and his writings being as popular, and relevant, today as they have ever been. Numerous   subjects,   photographs   and   locations   are   covered   in   the   book.   Some   of   these   are Sir   Thomas   Wise,   Black   Tor   Copse   in   the   Seventeenth   Century,   Lustleigh   Cleave,   the Bovey River, the Manor of Spitchwick and many others. £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
THE MINES OF CORNWALL AND DEVON Statistics and Observations byThomas Spargo (Ref 029) This   book   published   in   1865   is   a   must   for   anyone   who   has   an   interest   in   the   counties   of Cornwall    and    Devon.    It    goes    into    great    detail    regarding    the    history    and    statistics    of hundreds   of   mines,   from   the   name   of   the   manager,   landowner,   depth   of   the   adit,   when   first opened   and   many   other   pieces   of   useful   information.      Although   the   title   page   states   that there   are   Maps,   Plans   and   Sections,   these   were   either   removed   before   digitization   or   never included   in   the   book.   However,   despite   this   it   still   remains   one   of   the   most   complete   listings of   mines   and   of   great   use   to   scholars   of   this   subject,   or   for   anyone   looking   to   add   detail   to their family history.  £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
NUMMITS AND CRUMMITS by Sarah Hewett (047) Devonshire Customs, Characteristics and Folk-Lore Devon   is   particularly   rich   in   customs   and   legends   that   are   ancestors   used   to   observe.   In this   book   the   author   looks   as   some   of   these   and   the   way   people   in   the   past   would   react   to them.   There   are   chapters   relating   to   Superstitions,   things   that   were   lucky   and   unlucky, customs   and   old   songs   to   name   just   a   few.   There   is   also   a   chapter   on   Peculiar   and Eccentric Devonians! A lovely little publication with a wide appeal £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
THE BORDERS OF THE TAMAR AND TAVY  Volumes 1 and 2 (Ref 058) By   Mrs.   Bray   To   anyone   who   has   an   interest   in   Devon   and   Dartmoor   will   probably   be   aware of   the   works   of   Mrs.   Bray.   Even   if   you   are   not   and   you   have   ancestors   or   want   to   learn   more about   this   area,   then   this   book   is   for   you.   First   published   in   the   1830's   (this   particular   edition was   printed   in   1878)   this   book   is   unusual   in   that   it   is   in   the   form   of   letters   that   were   written by   Mrs.   Bray   to   Robert   Southey.   These   give   detailed   descriptions   of   such   diverse   subjects as
The Domnonii and their Cattle Hermitage of St. John Rock Basins Edward Smith Mists of Dartmoor The Great Rebellion The Warren 
The Atkynses Brigadier Herring Abbots of Tavistock Monasteries Life of Lady Howard Tomb of Orgar and many, many more 
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THE HISTORY OF CHUDLEIGH (Ref 139) by Mary Jones This   book   published   first   published   in   1852   is   a   treasure   trove   for   anyone   who   has   an interest    or    family    in    the    parish    of    Chudleigh    and    its    surrounds.        It    is    packed    full    of information   from   the   earliest   history   when   the   Bishops   of   Exeter   were   Lords   of   the   Manor, through   the   Reformation   and   Civil   War,   Ugbrooke   and   the   Clifford   family,   other   families,   the Dissenting Chapels and many other topics of interest. Fully Searchable. £5.00 including UK Postage       £6.50 including Overseas Postage
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