October 21, 2018

35 Amazing Photographs That Show Devon, England in the Early 20th Century

Devon is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is part of South West England, bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the north east, and Dorset to the east. The city of Exeter is the county town.

Devon includes the districts of East Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, and West Devon. Plymouth and Torbay are each geographically part of the county, but are administered as unitary authorities.

Take a look at these amazing photographs from Footsteps to see how Devon was like from over 100 years ago.

High Street, Ilfracombe, Devon, circa 1905

Clovelly, Devon, circa 1900-1910

High Street, Barnstaple, Devon, circa 1900-1910

High Street, Honiton, Devon, circa 1900-1910

St Philip and St James's Church, Ilfracombe, Devon, circa 1900-1910


Stockland village, Devon, circa 1900

The beach, Beer, Devon, circa 1900-1910

North Tawton, Devon, circa 1910s

 Awliscombe church interior, Devon, circa 1910s

Beer, Devon, circa 1910s

Bishopsteignton, Devon, circa 1910s

Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon, circa 1910s

Butterleigh church interior, Devon, circa 1910s

 Derry's Clock, Plymouth, Devon, circa 1910s

 East Gate, Totnes, Devon, circa 1910s

Fishing boats in the harbour at Brixham, Devon, circa 1910s

 Holcombe, Devon, circa 1910s

 Ipplepen church interior, Devon, circa 1910

 Maidencombe, Devon, circa 1910s

St John's Church, Lustleigh, Devon, circa 1910s

 St Mary's Church, Hemyock, Devon, circa 1910s

St Peter's Church, Buckland-in-the-Moor, Devon, circa 1910s

 St Peter's Church, Peter Tavy, Devon, circa 1910s

 Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, Devon, circa 1910s

 The Boat Cove, Dawlish, Devon, circa 1910s

 The village smithy at Branscombe, Devon, circa 1910s

 Almshouses, Moretonhampstead, Devon, circa 1920s

Bantham, Devon, circa 1920s

Brixham, Devon showing the William of Orange statue, circa 1920s

Broadhembury, Devon, circa 1920s

Culmstock, Devon, circa 1920s

Prixford, Devon, circa 1920s

St Michael's Church, Dawlish, Devon, circa 1920s

St Michael's Church, Honiton, Devon, circa 1920s

Goodleigh, Devon. Top photo taken circa 1920s and lower photo in 2010





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