Some of our past Journals and Newsletters may still be available at our meetings. Please direct any requests for copies or extracts of articles from these to the Chairman. An index of all the articles from publications nos 1-26 is available on request.


We are gradually re-building the archive of items of interest for any member keen on historical research at the local level and in the maintenance of the record of such research. Unfortunately most of our original archive documents were lost and is now nowhere near the volume and variety of previous records. However, the new archive holds a collection of books, leaflets, photocopies, photographs and general interest material on behalf of the Society. These items are available to any member engaged on an area of research, either on loan or as a photocopy (if copyright allows). Please contact the Chairman if there is anything of interest from the articles index or from the items below.

As a Society actively engaged in preserving as much of the documented history of the villages in our area, we would be grateful for any further contributions, including old photographs of people or places, to add to the archive. All contributions would be accepted on the understanding that they would be cared for and added to the collection for the gain of all, but particularly to save them for future historians. The following list gives the items currently held as archive material.

Yelverton & District

Horrabridge as it was by John Rowe (1989)
Horrabridge – 20th century photos (2 albums)
Maristow Estate farmhouses 1800-1913 by Colin Wakeham
“A Cruce Salus” Holy Cross Church Yelverton – a brief history by Margaret Davies
Sheepstor Owners & Occupiers 1718-1914 by Mike Brown
The Brief History of Yelverton by Crispin Gill (1984); Old maps of the area 1765-1907; Devonia House conveyance 1966 & 1980

Various photos (Dousland logging etc), invoice receipts etc (donated by Dave German

Homeland Association Handy guidebook of Yelverton

Yelverton – a settlement study – author and date unknown, probably c1982

Rock United Methodist Church – history, souvenir poster 1905 & misc. photographs

Tavistock’s Yesterdays nos. 1-19 by Gerry Woodcock

Yelverton & District Local History Society Newsletters and Journals Nos. 1 to 26 *
(* Nos. 1 to 9 are in photocopy form)

A full index of the articles in the above newsletters and journals is available in spreadsheet form from the Chairman.

The Millennium Chronicles – “Milton Combe” by Tamsyn Blaikie 

The Yelverton & District Local History Society also has a collection of leaflets, newspaper cuttings, old photographs, maps, society and parish magazines including:

Devonia House conveyance
Roundabout (Parish Magazine) for Dec 1987
Rock Methodist Church – a History

Buckland Monachorum Parish Council – minutes of 1st meeting 1894 and centenary dinner menu 1994

  • Local monumental inscriptions (gravestones)
  • Volume 1 Horrabridge Chapel pre 1950 and Sampford Spiney
  • Volume 2 Meavy pre1950, Hoo Meavy Chapel, Bickleigh pre 1900

Volume 3 Buckland Monachorum pre 1910

  • Volume 4 Walkhampton
  • Volume 5 Whitchurch Part 1 A-K
    • Volume 6 Whitchurch Part 2 L-Z
    • Volume 7 Sheepstor, Princetown and Postbridge.

All copies as published by Mike Brown

RAF Harrowbeer

History of RAF Station Harrowbeer 1944-1946 by Dennis C. Teague ; A History of RAF Harrowbeer Revisited by Stephen Fryer; Airfield Focus No. 27 Harrowbeer by Jerry Brewer ; RAF Harrowbeer 70th Anniversary 1941=2011 Souvenir Brochure; Tragedy at Plasterdown – memorial poster of the Liberator crash 30/10/42;


Cranmere Pool – article from Devonia Year Book 1949-50 (Mrs Arna Wolsey Harris)
Dartmoor National Park – Draft Plan 1976 (Ian Mercer)
Dartmoor National Park – First review 1985 Work of the Authority – 1986
Sharpitor Transmitter Station (Donald Fawbert)

Sperling’s Harriers – a short note by Alan Rowe;

Sharpitor Transmission mast by Donald Fawbert

Various photos, Princetown etc


The Abercrombie Plan 1943 ; The Blitz in pictures


The American forces at Salcombe & Slapton in WW2 (in pictures)
Finch Foundry guidebook
Lew Trenchard – a history