Widecombe Books & Links

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Buy the Devon Dialect Alphabet Book

Tracey Elliot-Reep

Dartmoor Christmas Trees

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Some Good Books







A Pictorial History of a Dartmoor Village

Stephen H Woods

Devon Books


0 86114 908 4

Early Dartmoor Farmhouses

Longhouses in Widecombe

Elizabeth Gawne & Jenny Sanders

Orchard Publication


1 898964 31 9

An Exploration of Dartmoor and its Antiquities

JHW Page

Seeley and Co London



Dartmoor Legends Retold

TH Gant and WL Copley

Baron Jay, Plymouth



The Heart of the Moor

Beatrice Chase

John Pegg Publishing (facsimile edition)

1988 (original 1914)

0 9508598 7 7

A Perambulation of Dartmoor

Samuel Rowe

Commin, Exeter

Gibbings, London

Orig 1848


Dartmoor Seasons


Elizabeth Prince

Photos by John Head

Devon Books


0 86114-793-6

Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities Vol 1 The East

Jeremy Butler

Devon Books


0 86114 866 5

Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities Vol 5 The Second Millennium BC

Jeremy Butler

Devon Books


0 86114 910 6

Old Dartmoor Schools Remembered

Mary Stanbrook

Quay Publications (Brixham)


1 870083 35 0

Walking Dartmoor's Ancient Tracks

Eric Hemery

Robert Hale London


0 7090 2582 3

Poems on Widecombe-in-the-Moor and Neighbourhood

John L Webber

Wood & Tozer, Electrical Works, Fore Street, Devonport



Dartmoor Region Monumental Inscriptions

Indexes Volume 19

Widecombe (pre-1950 Survey) Leusdon (Pre-1950 Survey)

Mike Brown

Dartmoor Press



Devon Topographical Prints 1660-1870 JV Somers-Cocks      
Field Names in Widecombe-in-the-Moor Hermon French   1963  

Some Links that are well worth following (now organised by category):

Devon Sites

Devon County Council

Devon Local Studies Service Homepage

All of England Search Portal

Devon County Council Community News

Tourism Sites

Visit Britain

The Devon Holiday Directory  (over 1000 links to web sites full of information for visitors to Devon - attractions, towns and villages, museums and gardens, pubs, restaurants and accommodation.

British Towns Network

Dartmoor Sites

Dartmoor National Park Authority

Dartmoor Crosses a site with information about the well-known Dartmoor landmarks.

Dartmoor & West Devon - Gerry Sargent's site about Dartmoor and West Devon. There is a vast amount of stuff here, especially about Western Dartmoor. There is also a good Dowsing link from this site, with some good photographs.

The Dartmoor Society - an society promoting and celebrating Dartmoor

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust - a charity committed to saving the Dartmoor Pony

Dartmoor Pony Training Centre - a non-profit voluntary organisation set up to help promote and train Dartmoor Hill Ponies

Dartmoor Legends - a site focussing on the legends, folklore, history and archaeology of the moor

Local Towns & Villages

Aspects of the History of Bovey Tracey - Frances Billinge's site

Buckfastleigh's Website - worth a look


The Lustleigh Society

Newton Abbot - lots of info about our local large town

Family History

The Devon Family History Society (A superb source of information about your Devon Ancestors)

Dartmoor Press (a wealth of genealogical and other information.) Now seemingly only available through purchase.

Dartmoor Stories

A version of the Jay’s Grave Story. There are many other sites if you search for ’Jay’s Grave’.;


An old map of Devon (Greenwood's map of 1827)

Part of Saxton's map of Devon 1570

Devonshire Domesday Book

Widecombe Related Sites

The Official Widecombe Fair Site

The Widecombe Pre-school Site

Dartmoor Llama Walks & West Webburn Alpacas

Shilstone Rocks Stud & Riding Stables (Dartmoor Pony Stud)

A Historic Hannaford from Widecombe-in-the-Moor (with thanks to Peter Hannaford-Hill)

Tony Heath's Dowsing Site (updated)

Tony Beard's Dartmoor Diary. From here you can get to some of his other diary pages, a sample of which are shown below.

Local Organisations

Halsgrove Publishing

Dartmoor Magazine

Newton Abbot & District Society of Arts

Local Causes

Victim Support Devon Helpline. The number is 0845 676 10 20

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