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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources, or support its efforts.

Addresses of the societies are for the most part where their meetings are held as they are by-and-large not brick-and-mortar institutions.

Regional Societies

Chardstock Historical Record Group
The George Inn
Chard St
Chardstock
Axminster, Devon EX13 7BX UK
Telephone: 01460 220350
Email: chrg@btinternet.com
Website: Chardstock Historical Record Group

This site was created in 2009 by the Chardstock Historical Record Group (CHRG) and has since been expanded to cover the Parishes of Chardstock, All Saints, and Wambrook, as well as the smaller settlements of Alston, Bewley Down, Birchill, Burridge, Churchill, Cotley, Holy City, Hook, and Tytherleigh. Our primary intention is to display and transcribe research material not readily available from other sources and to use our local knowledge of place and family names to ensure a high degree of accuracy.

Cotswold Archaeology
Unit 53
Basepoint Business Centre
Yeoford Way
Exeter, Devon EX2 8LB UK
Telephone: 01392 826185
Email: enquiries@cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk
Website: Cotswold Archaeology

Welcome to Cotswold Archaeology. We offer the full range of heritage and archaeological services from our Andover, Cirencester, Exeter, and Milton Keynes offices.

The Devon & Cornwall Record Society
Email: admin@devonandcornwallrecordsociety.co.uk
Website: The Devon & Cornwall Record Society

The Devon and Cornwall Record Society was founded in 1904 to transcribe and publish local records, and to promote local historical studies and genealogical research.

Wesley Historical Society - Cornish Methodist Historical Association
Kenwyn Vean
19 HigherTrehaverne
Truro, Cornwall TR1 3RW UK
Telephone: 01872 274759
Website: Wesley Historical Society - Cornish Methodist Historical Association

The aims of the Society laid down in 1893 were to promote the study of the history and literature of early Methodism, research into the Wesley's, and investigation into the beginnings and development of Methodism. Area: Cornwall and adjacent areas.

Devon Societies

Archaeology Club of Eggesford
St Boniface Centre
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH UK
Telephone: 01769 520326
Email: ace@acearch.org.uk
Website: Archaeology Club of Eggesford

The Archaeology Club of Eggesford is based in Devon where they are committed to investigating and protecting Devon’s Archaeological heritage.

Appledore Local History Society
Odun Road
Appledore, Devon EX39 1PT UK
Telephone: 01237 476968
Email: ahs@iwasthere.org.uk
Email #2: info@appledorehs.org.uk
Website: Appledore Local History Society

The Appledore Historical Society was formed in the Autumn of 1995 by a group of Born-and-Bred Appledorians concerned that their village had changed so much in the previous twenty years that memories of their childhood and their parents' and grandparents' would soon be forgotten. So it was decided that a group would meet each month to record memories and document the Appledore of Yesteryear.

Axminster Historical Society
The Bradshaw Room
Axminster Heritage Centre
Thomas Whitty House
Silver Street
Axminster, Devon EX13 5AH UK
Telephone: 01297 32631
Email: john@thornhayes.freeserve.co.uk
Website: Axminster Historical Society

Babbacombe and St Marychurch Local History Society
St Anne’s Hall
Babbacombe Road
Torquay, Devon TQ1 3ST UK
Email: info@babbacombelhs.org.uk
Website: Babbacombe and St Marychurch Local History Society

Our Local History Society was started in September 2004 with the aim of furthering interest in the local history of St Marychurch and Babbacombe and to encourage participation in research to publish articles and pamphlets so that the history of the area is recorded. In conjunction with the Friends of St Anne’s Hall we are endeavoring to produce an archive of the area consisting of photos, memorabilia and recording memories from local inhabitants.

Blackawton and Strete History Group
Email: clyston@waitrose.com
Website: Blackawton and Strete History Group

Our aims are to research, collate, and record historical information on the twin parishes of Blackawton and Strete, and to publicise activities and outcomes.

Bow and District Historical Society
Bow Village Hall
Station Rd
Bow
Crediton, Devon EX17 6HU UK
Telephone: 01363 82468
Email: nigel@browne1851.freeserve.co.uk
Website: Bow and District Historical Society

Bow History is a charitable organisation whose purpose is to provide information to the people living in and around Bow about the archaeology, history, and present circumstances of the area. Included also in the Society’s remit is the preservation of local archaeological sites, buildings, and historical objects for the benefit of future generations. The Society also aims to assist members and non-members to trace family forebears or help persons engaged on any local historical research.

Bradninch History Society
Telephone: 01392 881049
Email: warwjk@globalnet.co.uk
Website: Bradninch History Society

The Society's principal purpose is to foster an appreciation of the richness of Bradninch's own local history and traditions, as well as that of nearby villages.

Brixham Museum and Heritage Society
Brixham Christian Community Centre
18A Fore St
Brixham, Devon TQ5 8DS UK
Telephone: 01803 856267
Email: mail@brixhamheritage.org.uk
Website: Brixham Museum and Heritage Society

Broadwoodwidger Local History Society
Broadwoodwidger Community Hub, by St Nicholas Church
Broadwoodwidger, nr Lifton, Devon PL16 0JP UK
Telephone: 01566 784772
Email: broadwoodheritage@outlook.com
Website: Broadwoodwidger Local History Society

The Society aims to encourage and develop interest in and awareness of all aspects of the history of the Parish of Broadwoodwidger and to collect and disseminate information on such history.

Buckland Brewer History Group
Church of St. Mary and St. Benedict
Buckland Brewer
Bideford, Devon EX39 5XB UK
Website: Buckland Brewer History Group

The aim of the Group is to inspire the community of Buckland Brewer and those with a love of Buckland Brewer, to take pride in and ownership of their history and heritage in all forms.

Chagford Local History Society
Endecott House
High Street
Chagford, Devon TQ13 8AJ UK
Telephone: 01647 433204
Email: jeda1@tiscali.co.uk
Website: Chagford Local History Society

Chagford Local History Society aims to research, study, and arrange the storage of information and material pertaining to Chagford and the surrounding district.

Chudleigh History Group
Woodway Room
Chudleigh Town Hall
Market Way
Chudleigh
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 0HL UK
Telephone: 01626 852714
Email: chairman@chudleighhistorygroup.uk
Website: Chudleigh History Group

The Chudleigh History Group's purpose may be summed up as "Preserving Our Parish History". We take a very active interest in any matters relating to the history, preservation, or investigation of the fabric of the community, and we constantly monitor any proposed changes or rearrangements affecting the town.

Chulmleigh & District Local History Society
Chulmleigh Pavilion
Leigh Road
Chulmleigh, Devon EX18 7JW UK
Telephone: 01769 580137
Email: handcburls@googlemail.com
Website: Chulmleigh & District Local History Society

Our aim is to encourage enthusiasm in local history through an organised and exciting programme of events and outings, and to obtain, preserve, and develop a record of the history of this area.

Colyton Parish History Society
Colyford Memorial Hall
Swan Hill Rd
Colyford
Colyton, Devon EX24 6QJ UK
Telephone: 01297 552922
Email: cehaynes@tiscali.co.uk
Website: Colyton Parish History Society

Founded in 1986, the Colyton Parish History Society's aim is to encourage and promote the study of local and family history.

Crediton Area History And Museum Society
The Old Town Hall
High Street
Crediton, Devon EX17 3LF UK
Telephone: 01363 773919
Email: info@creditonhistory.org.uk
Website: Crediton Area History And Museum Society

Crediton Area History And Museum Society was founded in September 1984 by a group of enthusiastic local historians who aimed to promote interest in local history and to provide Crediton with a museum.

Dartmouth History Research Group
Baptist Church
4 Carey Rd
Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9LT UK
Telephone: 01803 834135/01803 832810
Email: enquiries@dartmouth-history.org.uk
Website: Dartmouth History Research Group

The Dartmouth History Research Group is a non-profit making voluntary organization dedicated to the research and recording of the history of Dartmouth and surrounding villages, and to making this research available to the general public.

Dawlish Local History Group
Manor House
Old Town St
Dawlish, Devon EX7 9AW UK
Telephone: 01626 863708
Email: secretary@dawlishhistory.org.uk
Website: Dawlish Local History Group

We are a well-established group of Dawlish residents who share an interest in all aspects of local history. This site is one of the best places for information on the history of Dawlish – please explore it.

Devon Archaeological Society
The Guildhall
High Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3EB UK
Email: dashonsec@devonarchaeologicalsociety.org.uk
Website: Devon Archaeological Society

The archaeology of Devon is without equal in England: it includes the rich historic landscapes of Dartmoor and Exmoor and extends in time from the Palaeolithic axes of the East Devon river valleys to industrial remains from the extraction of tin and other minerals.

Devon Family History Society
Exeter
The Mint Methodist Church
Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT UK
Telephone: 01392 279430

North Devon
Pollyfield Centre
East-the-Water
Bideford, Devon EX39 4BL UK
Telephone: 01237 451305

Plymouth
Spurgeon Hall
Mutley Baptist Church
Plymouth, Devon PL4 6LB UK
Telephone: 01752 294891

South Devon
Kingskerswell Community Centre
1 School Rd
Kingskerswell
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 5DJ UK
Telephone: 01626 367794/01803 328954

1, 7-9 King St
Exeter, Devon EX1 1BI UK
Email: enquiries@devonfhs.org.uk
Website: Devon Family History Society

The Society publishes a quarterly journal, "The Devon Family Historian", and provides several index search services and a library for the use of members.

Devon History Society
Mint Methodist Centre
Fore St.
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT UK
Website: Devon History Society

The Society promotes the study of all aspects of Devon’s history through lectures, meetings, conferences and visits; publications such as a newsletter and a journal and the website; workshops to support research skills; affiliation for local history societies to share research and take part in DHS activities; and opportunities to take part in DHS research projects.

Diptford and North Huish with Avonwick History Society
Telephone: 01364 72713
Email: website@diptford.org.uk
Website: Diptford and North Huish with Avonwick History Society

Like many areas where people have lived for long periods, Diptford has an interesting history beginning with slate extraction in Roman times. The History Society runs a series of presentations on various topics local to our area.

Exeter Local History Society
Jurys Inn
Western Way
Exeter, Devon EX1 2DB UK
Email: exeterlocalhistory@gmail.com
Website: Exeter Local History Society

The Society exists to promote an interest in the history of Exeter.

Exmouth History & Archaeology Society
Glenorchy Church Hall
Exeter Road
Exmouth, Devon EX8 1PL UK
Telephone: 01395 260442
Website: Exmouth History & Archaeology Society

Feniton History Group
Nog Inn
Feniton
Honiton, Devon EX14 3BT UK
Telephone: 01404 850713
Email: cmgibbins9@gmail.com
Email #2: cmgibbins@tiscali.co.uk
Website: Feniton History Group

The aim of the group is to document the village’s past.

Galmpton & Churston Local History Group
Galmpton Village Institute
Greenway Road
Galmpton
Brixham, Devon TQ5 0LT UK
Telephone: 01803 844102
Email: johnrisdon@heritage-southdevon.co.uk
Website: Galmpton & Churston Local History Group

George Nympton & Queen’s Nympton History Society
George Nympton Village Hall
George Nympton Cross
George Nympton
South Molton, Devon EX36 4JE UK
Telephone: Tel No: 01769 572609
Email: aek.karslake@virgin.net
Website: George Nympton & Queen’s Nympton History Society

Halberton History Group
Halberton Village Hall
18 High Street
Halberton
Tiverton, Devon. EX16 7AF UK
Telephone: 01884 820325
Email: historygroup@halberton.org
Website: Halberton History Group

A small group formed five years ago to find out more about Halberton parish which includes Ash Thomas and Brithem Bottom. We have a History Room in the Village Hall where we are building up a collection of documents, maps and photographs.

Harberton and Harbertonford History Society
The Old School Room
Church Walk
Stoke Gabriel, Devon TQ9 6SD UK
St Peters Church
Harbertonford
Totnes, Devon TQ9 7HW UK
Church House Inn
Harbertonford
Totnes, Devon TQ9 7SF UK
Telephone: 01803 864654/01803 731097
Email: lindsay145powell@btinternet.com
Website: Harberton and Harbertonford History Society

The Harberton and Harbertonford History Society encourages the study of the local history of Harberton Parish and the surrounding County.

Hatherleigh History Society
Old Schools
Hatherleigh, Devon UK
Telephone: 01837 810478
Website: Hatherleigh History Society

Hatherleigh History Society was founded in 1981 when the Town was celebrating one thousand years of recorded history. Its purpose is to research the Town’s history and build up a permanent archive of photographs and documents.

Hawkchurch History Society
Hawkchurch Village Hall
Hawkchurch
Axminster, Devon EX13 5XW UK
Telephone: 01297 678458
Email: maggie.stead@googlemail.com
Website: Hawkchurch History Society

Heavitree Local History Society
St Michael & All Angels Church
Church Street
Heavitree
Exeter, Devon EX2 5EP UK
Email: enquiries@heavitreelocalhistorysociety.co.uk
Website: Heavitree Local History Society

We are a friendly, informal group that seeks to promote an interest in local history, particularly that of the Heavitree area.

High Bickington Historical Society
High Bickington Community Centre
Little Bickington Lane
High Bickington, Devon EX37 9PN UK
Telephone: 01769 560309
Email: johnandshirleyhill@outlook.com
Website: High Bickington Historical Society

Holsworthy Local History Society
The Skills Centre
2 Victoria Hill
Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6DG UK
Telephone: 01409 281875
Email: robertjpaterson@crookedoak.co.uk
Website: Holsworthy Local History Society

Honiton History Society
Honiton Methodist Hall
Chapel Street
Honiton, Devon EX14 1EU UK
Telephone: 01404 41832
Website: Honiton History Society

Huntsham Society
Email: david-wall@lineone.net
Website: Huntsham Society

Huntsham Society was founded in 2001 with eighteen members as a history/conservation society.

Ipplepen Local History Group
Ipplepen Village Hall
Silver Street
Ipplepen
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 5SB UK
Website: Ipplepen Local History Group

The aims of the group are to collect, record & preserve the histories of Ipplepen and to share it with anyone interested.

Kennerleigh & District Heritage Group
Kennerleigh Village Hall
Kennerleigh
Crediton, Devon EX17 4RS UK
Website: Kennerleigh & District Heritage Group

The Kennerleigh & District Heritage Group covers Kennerleigh, Woolfardisworthy East, Washford Pyne, and Black Dog.

Kings Nympton History Society
Telephone: 01769 580007
Email: knhs@fhsinternet.com
Website: Kings Nympton History Society

Kingsbridge History Society
Telephone: 01548 843713
Email: anne@oversteps.fsnet.co.uk
Website: Kingsbridge History Society

Aims and Objectives of the Society: To seek out, document and publish information about the history of Kingsbridge, and to encourage the pursuit of that historical interest.

Kingston Local History Society
Kingston Reading Room
Kingston
Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 4QE UK
Telephone: 01548 810358/01548 810819
Email: margaret.cmkelly@btinternet.com
Email #2: stanz@stanz.plus.com
Website: Kingston Local History Society

The Aims of the Society are to research the History of the Village of Kingston and its environs, to encourage Society members and the local community to carry out their own research into their historic past, to preserve, store and have public access to Archive material in a safe, secure place in the Village, and to welcome contributions from anyone who has documents, photographs, memories or information to add to the Archive collection.

Lifton Local History Group
Tamar Room
Arundell Arms
1 Fore St
Lifton, Devon PL16 0AA UK
Telephone: 01566 784072
Email: janeanne22@btinternet.com
Website: Lifton Local History Group

Lustleigh Society
Lustleigh Village Hall
Lustleigh
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9TD UK
Telephone: 01647 277310
Email: lustleighsec@gmail.com
Website: Lustleigh Society

The Lustleigh Society was formed in 1978 as a society for lectures on local history.

Lympstone History Society
Methodist Hall
Chapel Road
Lympstone
Exmouth, Devon EX8 5ER UK
Email: lympstonehistorysociety@gmail.com
Website: Lympstone History Society

Lympstone history society holds talks, visits and exhibitions throughout the year, which are open to everyone. We also nurture a growing historical archive collection of Lympstone, including documents, paintings and photographs.

Marldon Local History Group
Marldon Village Hall
Village Rd
Marldon
Paignton, Devon TQ3 1SJ UK
Email: tonychidlow@gmail.com
Website: Marldon Local History Group

Marldon Local History Group is dedicated to the promotion and study of the history of the Parish through the collection and preservation of archival material.

Membury History Society
Telephone: 01404 881 828
Email: jennybeaman@mac.com
Website: Membury History Society

Membury Local History Society is a non-profit organisation specialising in the local history of the parish of Membury and the surrounding area.

Merton and Petrockstowe Heritage Group
Baxter Hall
The Village
Petrockstow
Okehampton, Devon EX20 3HJ UK
Telephone: 01837 810728
Website: Merton and Petrockstowe Heritage Group

Merton & Petrockstowe Heritage Group hold monthly meetings with speakers. Interested in the social history of the villages and family history.

Moretonhampstead History Society
Stables Bar
The Union Inn
10 Ford Street
Moretonhampstead
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 8LN UK
Telephone: 01647 441 083
Email: billmgs2001@hotmail.com
Website: Moretonhampstead History Society

The Moretonhampstead Local History Society was founded in 1965 as a small research group and has, since then, been involved with all aspects of Moreton's history.

Newton Poppleford Local History Group
Newton Poppleford Village Hall
7 Station Rd
Newton Poppleford
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0BP UK
Telephone: 01395 568848
Email: shanmerritt@btinternet.com
Website: Newton Poppleford Local History Group

Our Local History Group was formed in 2014, with the objectives of collecting, saving, documenting and recording information about the local area.

Newton St Cyres History Group
Newton St Cyres Parish Hall
W Town Rd
Exeter, Devon EX5 5BL UK
Telephone: 01392 851337
Email: jeanwilkins1@btinternet.com
Website: Newton St Cyres History Group

Newton St Cyres History Group is a small informal group that meets monthly (apart from a summer break) for evening lectures on local and regional topics.

North Devon Archaeological Society
Castle Centre
25 Castle Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1DR UK
Email: rosemdy@hotmail.com
Email #2: nddymond@hotmail.co.uk
Website: North Devon Archaeological Society

The Society's Aims are to promote awareness of, and interest in, archaeology and the historic environment with particular reference to northern Devon; to encourage field survey, recording, and research; to promote the preservation and interpretation of ancient monuments and antiquities in the region; and, where appropriate and necessary, to excavate to professional standards and to publish the results of research.

North Molton History Society
Old School
North Molton, Devon UK
Telephone: 01598 740060
Email: david_plumb@lineone.net
Website: North Molton History Society

Okehampton and District Local History Society
Ockment Community Centre
North Street
Okehampton, Devon EX20 1AR UK
Telephone: 01837 840158/01837 840087
Website: Okehampton and District Local History Society

Old Plymouth Society
Spurgeon Hall
Mutley Baptist Church
Mutley Plain
Plymouth, Devon PL4 6LB UK
Telephone: 01752 227992
Website: Old Plymouth Society

This local history society's aims are "to promote interest and research into, and the preservation of, the heritage of the City of Plymouth".

Ottery St Mary Heritage Society
The Institute
Yonder Street
Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1HD UK
Email: otteryheritage@gmail.com
Website: Ottery St Mary Heritage Society

The Society promotes the wider knowledge and understanding of our local history and culture. We also undertake archaeological field work in the parish and arrange outings to places further afield.

Paignton Heritage Society
Gerston Christian Centre
Torquay Road
Paignton, Devon TQ3 3DX UK
Telephone: 01803 523434
Email: dwdw.cw@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: Paignton Heritage Society

The Paignton Heritage Society (formerly Paignton Preservation and Local History Society) has as its aims to preserve and open to the public all the heritage buildings in Paignton, to encourage tourist and trade initiatives that will benefit Paignton, to support local concern over critical planning applications, and to monitor the policies and plans of government, council, and developers.

Petrockstowe Local History Group
Merton Village Hall
Merton
Okehampton, Devon EX20 3EQ UK
Email: petrockstowe@tesco.net
Website: Petrockstowe Local History Group

A group of village residents re-formed the Petrockstowe Local History Group in October 2003 with a view to recording the history of the village and its residents, both past and present.

Plymouth & District Archaeological Society
Devonport Lecture Theatre
Portland Square Building
Plymouth University
Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA UK
Email: enquiries@plymarchsoc.org.uk
Website: Plymouth & District Archaeological Society

Regional archaeology group of amateur and professional archaeologists wishing to share their enthusiasm for local archaeology and provide knowledge and support for sites in our area.

Princetown History Club
Princetown Community Centre
Tavistock Road
Princetown
Yelverton, Devon PL20 6QE
Telephone: 01752 847573
Email: SimonDell1958@yahoo.co.uk
Website: Princetown History Club

Ringmore Historical Society
WI Hall
Ringmore, Devon TQ7 4HW UK
Telephone: 01548 810520
Website: Ringmore Historical Society

The Ringmore Historical Society was founded in 1984 by a group of residents keen to research and record the history of the village. Over the years the society has gathered a large archive of documents and photographs.

Salcombe History Society
Salcombe Rugby Club
Two Meads
Camperdown Rd
Salcombe, Devon TQ8 8AX UK
Telephone: 01548 854075
Email: info@salcombehistorysociety.co.uk
Website: Salcombe History Society

Our objectives are to gather information about Salcombe and the hamlets of Shadycombe and Batson and to make available all we discover to people world-wide, enabling them to research their roots on one dedicated site.

Sampford Peverell Society
Sampford Peverell Village Hall
Lower Town
Sampford Peverell
Tiverton, Devon EX16 7FB UK
Website: Sampford Peverell Society

The Society was formed in 2004 with a broad remit about the Parish: from archaeology to buildings, industries, social history, and natural history.

Shebbear & Buckland Filleigh Historical Society
Shebbear Village Hall
Shebbear
Beaworthy, Devon EX21 5RS UK
Buckland Filleigh Village Hall
Buckland Filleigh
Beaworthy, Devon EX21 5HZ UK
Telephone: 01409 281489
Email: paul.watts@shebbearvillage.co.uk
Website: Shebbear & Buckland Filleigh Historical Society

Shillingford Local History Society
Shillingford Village Hall
Shillingford
Tiverton, Devon EX16 9BB UK
Telephone: 01392 832723
Email: trouts@tesco.com
Website: Shillingford Local History Society

The Society carries out research on the local history of Shillingford St. George, Shillingford Abbot, Dunchideock, and nearby areas.

Sidmouth Local History Group
Darlington Room
Abbeyfield Court
Station Rd
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8NW UK
Telephone: 01395 578474
Email: bwgolding@aol.co.uk
Website: Sidmouth Local History Group

The Sidmouth Local History Group is a part of the Sid Vale Association which aims to promote and support research into the history of the Sid Valley and surroundings.

Silverton Local History Society
Silverton Millennium Hall
Wyndham Road
Silverton
Exeter, Devon EX5 4JZ UK
Email: GJHP@btinternet.com
Website: Silverton Local History Society

South Molton & District Archive and Local History Society
South Molton & District Museum
The Guildhall
Broad Street
South Molton, Devon EX36 3AB UK
E-mail: info@southmoltonmuseum.org
Website: South Molton & District Archive and Local History Society

The Society was started during the 1970s with the aim of promoting the history of South Molton, its people, and its environs. The changing scenes of the town and its inhabitants have been recorded; photographs or postcards lent by local people have been scanned and added to a large digital database. Transcripts of Parish Registers, Census returns, copies of property deeds, historic documents have been collected. The collections, which are now housed in part of the Museum premises, include recordings made by local people recalling their memories.

South Tawton and District Local History Group
South Zeal Victory Hall
South Zeal
Okehampton, Devon EX20 2JR UK
Telephone: 01837 840585
Website: South Tawton and District Local History Group

Starcross History
Starcross Pavilion
General's Lane
Starcross, Devon EX6 8EJ UK
Email: starcross.history@gmail.com
Website: Starcross History

Stokenham Community History Group
Stokenham Parish Hall
Carehouse Cross
Stokenham
Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2SJ UK
Telephone: 01548 580129
Email: mail@clarepawley.com
Website: Stokenham Community History Group

Our aim is to research and discuss matters of local history: industries, fishing and farming, buildings and boundaries.

Tavistock History Society
Parish Rooms
5A Plymouth Rd
Tavistock, Devon PL19 8AU UK
Telephone: 01822 616431
Website: Tavistock History Society

Our society was founded over 30 years ago and has been regarded, along with the museum, as the focal point in Tavistock for understanding the town's long and varied history.

Teign Valley History Group
Telephone: 01647 253145
Website: Teign Valley History Group

Formed in November 2010 and based in Christow, the Group’s objectives are to encourage research into the events throughout the valley, from Trusham to Dunsford, to sponsor talks on history within the county, especially the valley and to visit various sites of historical interest.

Teignbridge Archaeological Society
Kingsteignton Community Hall
Rydon Road
Kingsteignton, Devon TQ12 3LP UK
Telephone: 01626 351953/07745 364245 (Mobile)
Email: timeteign.2016@gmail.com
Website: Teignbridge Archaeological Society

The Society's Aims and Objectives are to consult, liaise, research, and develop greater knowledge of archaeology within Teignbridge, and to improve education, facilities, and services for archaeological work within the district and the region.

Thorverton and District History Society
WI Hut
Thorverton
Exeter, Devon EX5 5NN UK
Telephone: 01392 860310
Email: robjturn@aol.com
Website: Thorverton and District History Society

Thorventon and District History Society arranges lectures and presentations by visiting speakers and members on subjects of local or regional historical interest.

Topsham History Group
St. Nicholas Methodist Church
Fore Street
Topsham
Exeter, Devon EX3 0HE UK
Telephone: 01392 876923
Email: mg@myragreen.f9.co.uk
Website: Topsham History Group

The group was established to promote interest in the history of Topsham and its environs, and to encourage members who wish to carry out their own research into aspects of local history.

Uffculme Local History Group
Garden Room
Uffculme Village Hall
Bridge St
Uffculme
Cullompton, Devon EX15 3AX UK
Telephone: 01884 841 033
Email: mail@uffculmehistory.com
Website: Uffculme Local History Group

Ugborough Local History Group
Village Hall
Ugborough
Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0NJ UK
Telephone: 01752 895558
Email: history@mondoepople.org
Website: Ugborough Local History Group

Ugborough Local History Group was founded over fifteen years ago for the collection of an Ugborough archive as well as holding regular meetings.

Wembury Local History Society
War Memorial Hall
Barton Close
Wembury
Plymouth, Devon PL9 0LF UK
Email: info@wemburyhistory.org.uk
Website: Wembury Local History Society

We have a growing list of digital publications, focused chiefly on Wembury’s long and fascinating history. Our Churchyard Survey documents are particularly relevant to family history.

Westward Ho! History Society
Website: Westward Ho! History Society

Westward Ho! is noted for its unusual place name. The village name comes from the title of Charles Kingsley’s 1855 novel “Westward Ho!”, which was set in nearby Bideford.

Whimple History Society
Whimple Heritage Centre
Lockyer Lyn Hay
Church Rd
Whimple
Exeter, Devon EX5 2TA UK
Telephone: 01404 822499
Email: info@whimple.org
Website: Whimple History Society

We are an enthusiastic group of volunteers caring about Whimple's past, archiving today's information for historians of the future and committed to researching, recording and making available to anyone, information relating to the history of the village of Whimple, its people, customs, traditions, skills, and trades.

Widecombe and District Local History Group
Church House
Widecombe in the Moor
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 7TA UK
Email: contact@widecombe-in-the-moor.com
Website: Widecombe and District Local History Group
Website #2: Widecombe Digital Archive

Willand History Group
Willand Village Hall
Gables Rd
Willand
Cullompton, Devon EX15 2PL UK
Telephone: 01884 250057
Email: jamorrison235@gmail.com
Website: Willand History Group

Willand History Group was formed in 2001 with the objectives of (1) studying the history of our parish and its surrounding area, (2) collecting and preserving archive material, and (3) disseminating information through meetings, publications, and other activities.

Woodbury Local History Society
Woodbury Village Hall
Flower St
Woodbury
Exeter, Devon EX5 1LX UK
Email: nicksueburgess@gmail.com
Website: Woodbury Local History Society

The Society has a Reference Library and Archive Room in Woodbury Village Hall in which a large collection of papers, maps, books, photographs, newspaper cuttings, etc., concerning the parish of Woodbury (and Devon in general) are kept.

Yelverton & District Local History Society
Meavy Parish Hall
Meavy
Yelverton, Devon PL20 6PJ UK
Telephone: 01822 853260
Email: lathamdandm@aol.com
Website: Yelverton & District Local History Society
Website #2: Yelverton & District Local History Society

The Society was formed over thirty years ago, in 1982, by a group of people who believed there was a need to study the fascinating history of the villages nestling on the Yelverton side of Dartmoor, and to make an effort to record as much of that history as possible while the places existed free of development and the people remembered the past.