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Photographs taken around the county of Devon in the west of England. Use the arrows to navigate through the whole set of Devon pictures. New photos are added from time to time so come back soon for another look at contemporary Devon though the eyes of a picture postcard enthusiast! Related webpage: sign up for or log in to a completely free Devon email address.

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H M Coastguard on North Devon Coast

 

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The Coastguard at work on the cliffs near Lynton in North Devon

Contemporary photographs of: Devon; Dorset, Somerset

Old picture postcards and detailed interactive maps of: Appledore; Ashburton; Axminster; Babbacombe; Bampton; Barnstaple; Beer; Bicton; Bideford; Bovey Tracey; Branscombe; Braunton; Brendon; Brixham; Broadclyst; Buckfastleigh; Budleigh Salterton; Chagford; Cheriton Bishop; Chudleigh; Chumleigh; Clovelly; Cockington; Colyton; Combe Martin; Crediton; Croyde; Cullompton; Culmstock; Dartmoor; Dartmouth; Dawlish; Dawlish Warren; Devon & Somerset Staghounds; East Budleigh; Exeter; Exmoor; Exmouth; Hemyock; Holsworthy; Honiton; Ilfracombe; Ivybridge; Kingsbridge; Kingswear; Lundy; Lynton; Lynmouth; Moretonhampstead; Newton Abbot; Okehampton; Ottery St Mary; Paignton; Plymouth; Salcombe; Saltash; Seaton; Sidmouth; South Molton; Starcross; Tavistock; Teignmouth; Tiverton; Topsham; Torquay; Torrington; Totnes; Uffculme; Yelverton; Widecombe in the Moor; Woodbury; Woody Bay; Woolacombe; Yarcombe

Devon is a county in the South West of England, reaching from the Bristol to the English Channel, and bounded by Cornwall, and Somersetshire, and Dorsetshire. It is 69 miles in length, and 60 in breadth, and is divided into 31 hundreds. It is very hilly, and abounds in huge granite rocks, some of whose peaks are above 1500 feet in height. The highland is covered with wide moors, of which Dartmoor is the most extensive. But in the valleys and lower ground the soil is fertile. Its major rivers are the Exe, the Culm, the Dart, the Tamar, and the Otter. Some parts of its coasts are composed of lofty cliffs, but at others there is a beautiful sandy shore. The air and climate are so mild and salubrious that invalids often retire to its sea-ports for the winter. Limestone, granite, some building-stone, and a species of wood-coal are found here, as well as some kinds of variegated marble. It produces corn, &c. and fruit trees, especially apples, whence much cider is made. Its fisheries also are of value. Exeter is its chief city. Population, 533, 460. It sends 22 members to parliament." (From Barclay's Complete and Universal English Dictionary, 1842.)

An interactive satellite map of Devon. Use the arrows and + and - buttons to zoom in and out and explore the whole county.

 

Devon Photographs

Historic photographic images and old picture postcards of the south west of England (Devon, Dorset, Somerset) with interactive maps of the town or village and area around as it is today. A virtual museum of the towns and villages of the west of England. Places to stay in the area. Buy vintage and collectible  postcards from our online postcard store.

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