Devon Heritage Centre

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Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton

The Devon Archives and Local Studies service 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 Heritage Centre 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. It also houses the West Country Studies Library with collections covering Devon and the wider south west. There is also a branch office in Barnstaple, the North Devon Record Office.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Fridays 10am -5pm



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