Research Guides

Devon Archives and Local Studies provide a number of Research Guides covering the collections. These guides will help you to pursue your research and cover a wide range of subjects. They will also help you to plan your visit.

Research Guides

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Online Resources and Indexes

Know Your Place

Explore Devon through old maps, archive images and linked information

Visit Know Your Place

Manorial Documents Register

Access this comprehensive list of all the manors in Devon

Manorial Documents RegisterView the Register

From The Grass Roots: An Oral History of Community Politics in Devon

Access a sound archive of people involved in local politics within the county from 1945 until the present day

Access the Archive

Exmoor Oral History Archive

Oral history giving a unique insight into life on the moor during the 20th century.

Exmoor Oral History ArchiveExplore the Archive

Books, Publications and CDs

A number of books and CDs are available to buy from Devon Archives and Local Studies.

These are available to browse and buy at the Devon Heritage Centre in Exeter or can be purchased by emailing us

View the list of publications and research tools in our reception bookshop

View the list of local history books on CD