Our Archives: Crediton's Heritage

The society's main asset is the archive of documents relating to the Crediton area.

We have 1,000s of documents in our archives and an extensive collection of postcards and photographs. Some of these have been reproduced in the the form of cards and notelets which can be purchased from the museum

The society continues to receive donations of documents, maps, postcards and other items concerning Crediton and the surrounding villages.

All these are stored in rooms at Downes (the historic home of the Buller family) by kind permission of Mr Henry Parker.

Items can be brought to you in our research centre by arrangement. Please browse the indexes to find the item you need and then contact us for more information or to book an appointment to view the item, quoting the reference number which can be found at the top of each index page.

** Please note that not all of our archive is catalogued on these pages. If you don't find what you are looking for it's still worth contacting us. **

Main collections:

  • Sandford - Documents relating to the village of Sandford. (Being catalogued April 2022)
  • Property - Documents directly related to property in and around Crediton
  • Families - Documents directly related to families connected to the Crediton area
  • Charities - Documents directly related to Crediton-based charities
  • Church - Various papers directly related to the running of Crediton Parish Church
  • Maps - Our archive of old maps of the Crediton area.
  • Memorial Inscriptions - Transcriptions of memorials in and around the Crediton area
  • General Archive - Miscellaneous documents.
  • Parish Registers and Tithe Maps - Viewing Parish Registers and Tithe Maps for our area
  • Links to our research - Links to CAHMS WW1 and other genealogy research