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County Maps Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.This incredibly useful resource includes high quality digitized maps that you can zoom into and see the finest detail. A wonderful collection of old West Country maps.

Cornwall county maps 1695, 1814, 1831, 1837, 1844 and 1856.

Newquay town plan 1909.

Devon county maps 1695, 1831, 1837 and 1844.

Exeter town plan 1909.

Plymouth and Devonport plan 1896.

Somerset county maps 1695, 1831, 1837 and 1844.

Dorset county maps 1695, 1831, 1837, 1844, 1849, 1927 and 1931.

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motor tours in the west country 1910 Motor Tours in the West Country - Mrs Rodolph Stawell 1910. Containing some 250 pages of text and 48 photographs of the places together with a map of the West Country illustrating the routes taken in the exhilarating early days of motor travel. Ref IE5092 Price £13.50
The Cornwall Register 1847

John Wallis, The Cornwall Register, 1847 - ISBN: 1-84630-143-2

Published at Bodmin in 1847 and compiled by the Vicar of Bodim, John Wallis, the full title of this publication provides a clear insight into its contents: The Cornwall Register; containing Collections Relative to the Past and Present State of the 209 Parishes, forming the County, Archdeaconry, Parliamentary Divisions and Poor Law Unions of Cornwall. To this was added brief information on some of the adjoining towns situated in Devon from Hartland to Plymouth.

The Cornwall Register is much more than an ecclesiastical register, although it also serves this purpose. The Cornwall Register for 1847 is a continuation of the Bodmin Register, first published in 1838, and the successor retained a particular interest, descriptive and statistical, in parishes within the Bodmin area.

Containing over 470 printed pages and a full index, the Cornwall Register is prefaced by an alphabetical list of the 209 parishes extant in Cornwall in 1847, their location on a map and population as per the 1841 Census of Population, the largest being Madron with 11,144 and the smallest, Temple with a mere 37 souls. The Register continues with a description of the soon to be created Bishopric of Cornwall and the Tithe Apportionments returned to the 209 parishes in 1846, an alphabetical list of the clergy, their parish and benefice, followed by a chronological list of the same incumbents.

Apart from ecclesiastical data and statistics, the Cornwall Register also contains a miscellany of historical information such as the assemblage of three rebel armies at Bodmin between 1497 and 1549, namely Flammock's, Perkin's and Arundel's and a description of each of these rebellions is given by the author in some detail, together with the names and heights of the mountains and hills, the rivers and streams, where they rise and empty and the overall length of each. There follows a description of the 209 parishes of Cornwall arranged under their various deaneries, together with the amounts of "collections for the Irish" for each. The remainder of the Cornwall Register, more than 200 pages is dedicated a descriptions topographical, historical and statistical for each of the 209 parishes and this perhaps presents the most interesting and substancial portion of the Register. These descriptions include an historical account of each parish from its inception, descriptions of the churches, history of the parishes' patrons, genealogy and any other outstanding feature both physical and historical, hence providing a detailed account of the county of Cornwall between the enumeration of the 1841 and 1851 Population Censuses.

Republished here on fully searchable CD-Rom format, the Cornwall Register should appeal to anyone with an interest in the county in general, its parishes and perhaps more especially the Bodmin area of the county.

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guide to south devon and south cornwall

Guide to South Devon and South Cornwall - 1915

Published as part of Baddeley and Ward's "Thorough Guide Series".

This edition contains 405 printed pages written by Charles Slegg West and edited by W. Baxter with plans by J. Bartholomew and approximately 20 pages of advertisements.

A fully searchable CD rom.

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guide to north devon and north cornwall

Guide to North Devon and North Cornwall - Baddeley and Ward

8th and 9th editions originally published in 1904 and 1912 now on fully searchable CD rom including maps and plans by J. Bartholomew. Mountford John Byrde Baddesley (1843-1906) distinguished himself as a guide book writer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Fifteen main destinations are included: Exeter, Barnstaple, Dulverton, Lynton, Ilfracombe, Clovelly, Lundy, Bideford, Bude, Boscastle, Wadebridge, St Agnes, Lands End, Lizard and the Scilly Isles, including all major towns inbetween such as Exmoor, Newquay and Penzance.

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cornwall arthur salmon 1903 Cornwall - 1903 - Arthur L Salmon. A fully searchable CD-Rom originally published as part of "The Little Guides" series. 290 pages in the form of a topographical dictionary of places in Cornwall and the Scilly Isles. Ref IE5053 Price £12.20
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