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Name of Library: Devon Record Office

Address: Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton, Exeter, EX2 7NL.

Town: Exeter

Telephone: 01392 384 253

Fax: 01392 384 256

E-mail: devrec@devon.gov.uk

Website: http://www.devon.gov.uk/dro/homepage.html

Alternative names


Job Title

Purpose and main user community of the library

Local authority record office - open to the general public.

Terms of access

No appt necessary.

Opening hours

M-F 10.00-18.00 We are open some Saturday mornings, 9.30-12.30 - see our
web pages for details for the current year

Disabled access

Searchroom on ground floor with ramp from car park





Periodicals - Back Issues

Current Periodicals


c.10,000 collections of documents (mainly mss).

Volumes added per year

c250 collections


Diocesan and parish administration of the Church of England. Administration of

non-conformist churches in Devon.

Special Collections

Exeter Diocesan Records (c1250 - date) including Archdeaconry of Cornwall until 1870s.

Records of Anglican parishes in Devon, c16th century. Records of non-conformist churches in

Devon, c17th century. Methodist circuits.


Research resource

Church history, clergy biography, liturgical history, development of free churches, mainly in

Devon and Cornwall.

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue

Much parish and non-conformist material available online at http://www.a2a.org

Other facilities

photocopying, microfilming

Full Time Staff 15

Part Time Staff 1

Voluntary Staff

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