Local Studies

Devon Newspapers

Devon Newspapers in the Devon Heritage Centre

The following is a list of newspapers held on microfilm in the Devon Heritage Centre at Sowton, Exeter. The list is arranged alphabetically by title. The page is compiled and maintained by staff in the Devon Heritage Centre.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for please contact us on devrec@devon.gov.uk and we will be happy to help you.

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Note: the  Devon Newspaper Bibliography  is a separate list, originally compiled by former local studies staff.  It lists all known newspapers published in Devon or which had Devon coverage, which may be held in Devon Heritage Centre, local libraries, the British Library newspaper collection, or at newspaper offices.  It includes information on both hard copy and microfilmed newspapers.  It has not been updated for some time so enquiries should always be made by contacting a holding library or centre before you visit.

Alphabetical Guide to newspaper films at Devon Heritage Centre

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A

The Alfred; West of England journal and General Advertiser 1815 - 1831

Ashburton Western Guardian 1902, 1904 – 1906 (Missing ?)

B

Brice's Weekly journal 1720 -1731 (loose issues).

Buckfastleigh Western Guardian 1903 - 1907

C

Crediton and North Devon Chronicle and West of England Advertiser. July 1881 - 1891 (continued as the Crediton Chronicle and North Devon Gazette).

Crediton Chronicle (formerly the Crediton Chronicle and North Devon Gazette) 1909 – 1913 (continued as the Crediton Chronicle and North Devon Gazette).

Crediton Chronicle and North Devon Gazette (formerly the Crediton and North Devon Chronicle and West of England Advertiser). 1891 - 1909 (continued as the Crediton Chronicle).

Crediton Chronicle and North Devon Gazette (formerly the Crediton Chronicle). 1913 – 1930 (continued as the Crediton Chronicle and Taw Vale Gazette).

Crediton Chronicle and Taw Vale Gazette (formerly the Crediton Chronicle and North Devon Gazette). 1931 – 1943 (continued as the Crediton Gazette, East Devon Herald and County Press).

Crediton Gazette, East Devon Herald and County Press (formerly the Crediton Chronicle and Taw Vale Gazette). 1944 – 1950.

D

Dawlish Gazette (formerly the Dawlish Gazette General Advertiser, Visitors and Local Directory for Dawlish and District). 1898 – 1950, 1986 – 1987, 1989 – 1996, 1998 – 1999.

Dawlish Gazette General Advertiser, Visitors and Local Directory for Dawlish and District. April – December 1897 (continued as the Dawlish Gazette).

Dawlish Times 1869 – 1876, 1878 – 1896, 1898 – 1903

Devon and Exeter Gazette (including Devon and Exeter Daily Gazette). 1885 – 1921, 1923 – 1941.

Devon Evening Express. 1872 – September 1904.

Devon Weekly Times. 1861 – 1884, 1886, 1888 – 1903.

E

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette (See Woolmer’s Exeter and Plymouth Gazette)

Express and Echo. Oct 1904 – Aug 2011

Exeter Leader. 1986 – 1999.

Exeter Flying Post 1763 - Apr 1917

F

Flindell’s Western Luminary (See Western Luminary)

Football Express. 1906 – January 1927, February 1929 – April 1952.

H

Hartland Chronicle. 1896 – 1907.

M

Mid Devon Advertiser (Newton Abbot) 1914 - 1975

N

North Devon Journal. 1824 – 1825 (part), 1934 – 1987.

O

Okehampton Gazette and Advertiser. September 1910 – September 1913.

Okehampton Post. 1921 – 1944.

Okehampton Post and Launceston Weekly News. 1945 – 1950.

Okehampton Times. 1986 – 1998.

P

Postmaster or Loyal Mercury (Exeter). Nov 1720 – Sept 1722, May – Sept 1723, Sept 1724 – Apr 1725.

Protestant Mercury or the Exeter Post-Boy. Oct – Dec 1715, Jan – Sept 1717.

Pulman’s Weekly News and Advertiser (Crewkerne) 1859 – 1879

Pulman’s Weekly News and Advertiser (Yeovil) 1886 - 1899

R

Richards Topsham Herald and General Advertiser / Richards Weekly Advertiser. 1863, 1873, 1875 (incomplete).

S

Sherborne Mercury. 1737 – 1867.

Snips Weekly Budget / Western Weekly Budget. April - October 1909.

South Devon Weekly Express. October 1907 – September 1954, 3rd December 1965 (discontinued).

Syle’s Barnstaple Herald and General Advertiser. 18th, 25th August and 13th, 27th October 1825.

T

Teignmouth Post 1886 – 1950

Tiverton Gazette 1858 – 1950 (For missing reels try Tiverton Library.

Totnes Times. 1909 – 1935, 1987 – 1989, 1993 – 1998.

Totnes Times and Dartmouth Gazette. 1870 – 1881.

Totnes Times and Devon News. 1882 – 1895, 1898 – 1908.

Trewman’s Exeter Flying Post. (See Exeter Flying Post)

Note: The Devon Heritage Centre has a card index to Trewman's Exeter Flying Post which is arranged by subject covering the period 1763 - 1885. Card indexes are also available by surname for the period 1763 - 1830. This title is also included between 1800-1900 only in two online newspaper websites:- Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers and British Newspaper Archive.  See our webpage on Historic Newspapers Online for more information.

W

Weekly Express. (Chudleigh) July 1855 – 1895, 1899 – 1906, January – September 1907.

Weekly Times Aug 1827 – Dec 1828.

Western Express. March 1877 – January 1878, October 1889 – May 1890.

Western Express and Torrington Chronicle. 1912 – 1919.

Western Luminary. March 1813 – 1830.

Western Morning News. January 1848, 1885, June 1961, 1975 – Jan 2013 (incomplete).

Western Times. August 1827 – February 1987 (incomplete).

Woolmer’s Exeter and Plymouth Gazette. 1792, 1793,1798 – 1800, 1802, 1809,1810 – 1842, 1845 – 1886 (incomplete).