Devon Record Office

Last updated  30th October 2008
Name of library  Devon Record Office
Address  Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton, Exeter, EX2 7NL
Telephone  01392 384 253
Fax  01392 384 256
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Contact & Job Title  
Purpose & 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
Lending to other libraries & visitors  No. None
Number of volumes  
Periodicals – Back Issues  
Current Periodicals  
Other materials  c.10,000 collections of documents (mainly mss).
Volumes added per year  c250 collections
Coverage  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  Paper
URL of catalogue  Much parish and non-conformist material available online at
Other facilities  photocopying, microfilming
Full Time Staff  15
Part Time Staff  1
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library