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Bridge near All Saints Church, Okehampton,1820. Watercolour Painting, 220x227mm. P&D0854.
Libraries in Devon hold a wealth of information to help you research local and family history.
The Westcountry Studies Library in Castle Street, Exeter is now closed and its local history collections have been moved to the Devon Heritage Centre, Sowton. Other large collections are held at Barnstaple and Exmouth Libraries.
Please see 'What's new' below for more information
It is now known as Devon Heritage Centre.
Almost all of the local studies material once held in the former Westcountry Studies Library has been transferred to Devon Heritage Centre, Sowton to join the archive collections already held there. Only some hard copy newspapers have not yet been moved. Find out more.....
The South West Heritage Trust – an independent charitable trust - took over management of Devon Heritage Services on 1 November, 2014. The local studies collections held at Devon Heritage centre are therefore now under the care and management of this Trust. Read more …….
The local studies webpages are gradually being revised. If you are unable to find the information that you require, please contact the Devon Heritage Centre by post, email or telephone.
Find out more
- Local Studies Information Page
- Barnstaple Local Studies
- Devon Places
- Devon Newspapers
Devon Heritage Centre
Great Moor House
If you require Local History information please complete our online enquiry form