Devon Archives and Local Studies

Devon Archives and Local Studies holds a large and fascinating collection of records and published works relating to Devon's rich and varied past.  We are based at Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter with a branch at North Devon Record Office, Barnstaple. Devon Heritage Centre includes the holdings of the West Country Studies Library and the library of the Devon and Cornwall Record Society.


Follow the links below to find out more about the services we offer, the records we hold and how you can carry out your own Devon research.




Phone: 01392 888700

Opening Times

Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 am-5.00 pm

One Saturday each month: 9.00 am-1.30 pm 

Documents required on a Saturday should be ordered by noon on the previous Friday.  Please see our 'Planning a Visit' page for further information about visiting on Saturdays.

The office is closed on Mondays, and on public and bank holidays.


© South West Heritage Trust 2017


The South West Heritage Trust is a charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England. Registered office: Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset TA2 6SF. Company number: 09053532. Charity Number: 1158791. VAT Registration Number: 197221592. 

The Trust runs its main website on Wordpress. We also host a small of amount of content (mainly PDF downloads) on this WIX platform.