The Devon Collection

Records in this collection

The Devon collection has been created from the records of county archives, collections compiled by the Devon Family History Society, and South West Heritage Trust and Parochial Church Council in partnership with Findmypast.

About Plymouth & West Devon Record Office

Plymouth City Council's Plymouth & West Devon Record Office is the principal archive repository within Plymouth and the West Devon area. It exists to collect and preserve the historical records (archives) of the area and to promote and encourage their use by all who want to study them.

The record office holds records of the old borough and modern city of Plymouth, as well as the West Devon area. The record office holds original records of many organisations and individuals and is always interested to hear of any potential gifts or deposits of archival material. Please contact the office if you are aware of any such items or if you want to discuss the preservation of your records.

Dating from circa 1190, the record office has over half a million individual items including deeds, charters, minute books, letters, registers, manorial documents, reports, diaries, financial records, maps, plans and photographs.

Find out more about the record office, including opening hours and a link to the online catalogue.

Free access to findmypast for record office users

Plymouth City Council has very kindly arranged for free access to findmypast through all public computers in the Plymouth & West Devon Record Office and all libraries in Plymouth. Users have to be on site to get this free access.

How to get to the Plymouth & West Devon Record Office