Devon Record Office

Devon Record Office

Devon Record Office hold documents relating to Devon.  The resources come from a wide range of sources, from businesses and organisations to private individuals.  

The South West Heritage Trust took over the management of Devon Heritage Services on 1 November 2014, the name then being changed to Devon Archives and Local Studies Service.

Whatever your reason for visiting them, whether you wish to research your family history, study the history of a house or are interested in local history, you will find the documents of use.  

The knowledgeable and helpful staff are always on hand to help should you have require advice and assistance.

Information about Devon Record Office


Devon Heritage Centre
Great Moor House 

Bittern Road 


Telephone Number:

01392 888700


For information regarding their collections, please visit their Home Page.

It is possible to search using their on-line catalogue which has details of their collections.  Brief descriptions of most of the collections deposited at the Archives since 1989 are included in the catalogue.  Collections are being added frequently, but it will be a long time before the online catalogue contains details of all items held by the Archive.

Directions and Opening Hours can be found by perusing the appropriate sections of their Visiting Us page.  It is possible to travel by train to the Archive, but Digby and Sowton Railway Station is one mile or twenty minutes walk from the building, with Pinhoe Railway Station being at least 30 minutes walk from the Office.

Two areas of Great Moor House Car Park are designated for use of visitors. As you enter the Car Park there is a row of parking spaces reserved for the Archives on the left hand side. If this area is full, there are also parking spaces accessible through a barrier gate. The entry barrier automatically opens as you approach it, but you will have to get a token from Reception before you can exit.  

Some disabled parking spaces are available in the car park, access to the building being provided via a ramp leading to the main entrance, or via a wheelchair lift located in the corner of the building.

You are able to use a digital camera, but a charge is made for using this service.

The Archives is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network)

For further information regarding Offices in Devon, please visit my pages regarding North Devon Archive and Plymouth and West Devon Archives.

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