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DHRG Archive Categories

If you click on a category or sub-category, you will get a list of all the archive entries in that (sub)category; the number of entries that you will get is shown in brackets.

Dartmouth Chronicle (2165) Digitised images of many editions of the Dartmouth Chronicle 1855-1884. Prepared in 2007 in a joint project by Dartmouth History Research Group and Kingswear Historians.
1854-1859 (57) Readable images of early Dartmouth Chronicles. Those for 1857 are unavailable.
1854 (14)
1855 (12) All monthly editions.
1856 (12) November missing, 2 August editions.
1858 (11) July is missing.
1859 (8) February, May, September and November missing.
1860-1869 (248) Readable images of early Dartmouth Chronicles. Those for 1864 - 1868 are unavailable.
1860 (12) Page 1, 2 and 4 of June and page 3 of July missing.
1861 (12) All monthly editions.
1862 (101) Two issues in January, March, April, June, July, August and September.
1863 (61) Two issues in January and in March.
1869 (62) Six pages in December.
1870-1878 (1779) Readable images of early Dartmouth Chronicles. Those for 1873 are unavailable.
1870 (60) All monthly editions.
1871 (184) Weekly issues each of 2 to 4 pages.
1872 (260) Weekly issues of 4 pages.
1874 (255) Weekly issues of 4 pages.
1875 (267) Weekly issues of 4 pages. Issue of 9th July has 6 pages.
1876 (255) Weekly issues of 4 pages. Issue of 13th October missing.
1877 (238) Weekly issues of 4 pages. Supplement in 9th November issue. Issue of 5th January pages 1 and 2 missing, 26th January pages 3 and 4 missing, 16th and 23rd February pages 3 and 4 missing, issue 30th February missing, 16th and 23rd March pages 3 and 4 missing, 20th and 27th April pages 3 and 4 missing, 8th June pages 3 and 4 missing, issue 2nd November missing, 23rd November page 3 missing.
1878 (260) Weekly issues of 4 pages. Issue of 25th October missing.
1879-1884 (16) Chronicles from 1879 are available in PDF format, researchers will need to scroll through the document to find the pages they are interested in.
1879 (2) Jan - June, July - December.
1880 (2) Jan - June, July - December.
1881 (2) Jan - June, July - December.
1882 (2) Jan - June, July - December.
1883 (4) Jan - March, April - June, July - September, October - December.
1884 (4) Jan - March, April - June, July - September, October - December.
Articles (65) Reprints of historic Dartmouth Chronicle articles and recent DHRG Dartmouth Chronicle articles, reproduced with permission.
Yesterday's Headline Stories (55) Historic Dartmouth Chronicle articles, reprinted in the 1960s, reproduced with permission.
DHRG Books (39) DHRG books in print are available to purchase locally. Books out of print are available to download free from this website.
DHRG News (4) News from the Dartmouth History Research Group
Family History (71) Resources for researching your family history: parish registers, censuses, and well-known local people and families.
Baptisms (4) Baptism records from parish registers, various dates.
St Clements (1) St Clements Townstal (the "mother church" of the old parish of Townstal which included Dartmouth)
St Petrox (1) St Petrox (originally a dependent chapel of St Peter's Stoke Fleming, became parish church for South Town, includes St Barnabas built 1831)
St Saviours (1) St Saviours Dartmouth (consecrated 1372 as dependent chapel of St Clements)
Burials (23) Burial records from parish and cemetery registers, also memorial inscriptions and burial locations
Longcross Cemetery, Dartmouth (5) Registers and cemetery plans from Longcross Cemetery, Townstal (town cemetery, all denominations)
St. Clements (7) Parish register and churchyard burial records.
St. Petrox (6) Parish register and churchyard burial records; memorial inscriptions
St. Saviours (4) Parish register and churchyard burial records.
Census Records (6) Transcripts of Censuses for Dartmouth and surrounding areas.
Census 1861 (2) Transcript of census return, Dartmouth
Census 1891 (4) Transcript of census return, Dartmouth, Kingswear, Dittisham.
Huguenots (1) Huguenot family names.
Marriages (12) Marriage records from parish registers, various dates.
Dittisham (2) Parish register records transcribed by & used with the permission of Mr N McNaught.
St Clements (2) Parish register records, various dates, some images, some transcripts.
St Petrox (2) Parish register records, various dates, some images, some transcripts.
St. Saviours (5) Parish register records, various dates, some images, some transcripts.
Named Families (21) Resources on well-known local people and families.
Holdsworth Family (2) Resources on the Holdsworths, one of Dartmouth's leading families.
Newcomen Family (3) Resources on the family of Thomas Newcomen, inventor of the atmospheric steam engine.
Newfoundland Connections (8) Resources on Dartmouth's links with Newfoundland.
Maps (42) Historic maps of Dartmouth, Kingswear, Stoke Fleming and other surrounding areas.
Maps of the Dartmouth Area (16) Maps of the Dartmouth area, various dates
Ordnance Survey Maps from 1880 (16) Details of large scale Ordnance Survey map of Dartmouth and surrounding area, c1880, reproduced with kind permission of the Ordnance Survey.
Tithe Maps and Apportionments (10) Images of Tithe Maps for Townstal, Stoke Fleming, and Blackawton & Strete; transcripts of Tithe Apportionments for Townstal and Stoke Fleming. Original documents held at Devon Record Office, now the Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter. Photographed with permission.
Military (9) Documents relating to Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and Army units in Dartmouth.
Army (2) Army units in Dartmouth, various dates.
Royal Marines (1) Royal Marines units in Dartmouth, various dates.
Royal Navy (6) Royal Naval units in Dartmouth, various dates.
Port of Dartmouth (47) Dartmouth's maritime history, including shipping and shipbuilding.
Dartmouth Harbour Papers (6) Series of papers on the history of Dartmouth Harbour by Ivor H Smart, first published in Maritime Southwest, journal of the South West Maritime History Society, reproduced by permission.
Dartmouth Registered Ships (3) Images of registration certificate transcripts 1814-1815 for ships built and/or registered at Dartmouth. Originals held at The National Archives, BT 107. Photographed with permission.
Harbour Activities (25) Resources on ships and shipping in Dartmouth Harbour.
Ship Building (14) Additional papers on Dartmouth's shipbuilding industry.
Property (122) Resources on public, commercial and residential buildings in Dartmouth, various dates.
Commercial (23) Resources relating to commercial property and buildings, various dates.
Butterwalk (4) History of the Butterwalk, 6-12 Duke Street.
Royal Oak (3) History of 28 Lower Street, previously Bayards Restaurant and Royal Oak PH.
Shop and Businesses (4) Summary record of Dartmouth shops & businesses over time, listed by street, grouped as North, Central & South. Townstal listed under North.
Land (16) Resources on land use and open spaces, various dates.
Public (4) Public buildings, various dates.
Religious (14) Resources on churches and chapels.
Residential (67) Resources on the history of various residential properties, various dates.
15 Ridge Hill (17) Deeds and other documents (images) 1810-1922.
Morocco House (8) Deeds and other documents (images) 1911-1981.
Mount Boone House (6) History and conveyance, 1725 (summary and images).
Publications (28) Trade directories, 1823-1939, and other historic publications.
Dartmouth Directories (24) Devon Trade Directories, entries for Dartmouth, 1823-1939 (some extracts also cover surrounding areas).
1823 (1) Pigot's Directory 1823, pages relating to Dartmouth.
1830 (2) Pigot's Directory 1830, pages relating to Dartmouth, image and transcript.
1839 (1) Robson's Directory 1839, pages relating to Dartmouth.
1844 (1) Pigot's Directory 1844, pages relating to Dartmouth.
1850 (1) White's Directory 1850, pages relating to Kingswear, Stoke Gabriel, Cornworthy, Dartmouth, Dittisham and Stoke Fleming.
1856 (1) 1856 Post Office Directory, pages relating to Dartmouth.
1857 (1) 1857 Billing's Directory, pages for Dartmouth listing residents and tradespeople, also Dittisham entry.
1866 (1) 1866 Post Office Directory, pages relating to Dartmouth.
1869 (1) 1869 Post Office Directory, pages relating to Dartmouth.
1870 (1) 1870 Morris' Directory, pages for Dartmouth listing trades people and public officials only.
1873 (1) 1873 Post Office Directory, pages relating to Dartmouth.
1878 (1) 1878 White's Directory, pages relating to Dartmouth, Kingswear and Stoke Fleming.
1883 (1) 1883 Kelly's Directory, pages relating to Dartmouth.
1890 (1) 1890 White's Directory, pages relating to Dartmouth.
1902 (1) 1902 Kelly's Directory, pages relating to Dartmouth, includes transcript of final page missing from image.
1914 (1) 1914 Kelly's Directory, pages relating to Dartmouth.
1919 (1) 1919 Kelly's Directory, pages relating to Dartmouth.
1923 (1) 1923 Kelly's Directory, pages relating to Dartmouth.
1930 (1) 1930 Kelly's Directory, pages relating to Dartmouth (partial only, awaiting full transcript)
1939 (4) 1939 Kelly's Directory, pages relating to Dartmouth; Dartmouth and Kingswear Directory pub. Cranford Press, 1939.
Historic Publications (4) Images of historic guidebooks and other publications
Seale Family Papers (1886) Correspondence to and from members of Seale family of Mount Boone, Hayne family and associates (transcripts) also other material related to Seale and Hayne families c.1650-1812. Property of Seale family, used with permission. Hayne family correspondence purchased by Ray Freeman, now property of Seale family, used with permission.
1600-1749 (76) Correspondence and other papers.
1750-1759 (41) Correspondence.
1760-1769 (83) Correspondence.
1770-1775 (108) Correspondence.
1776-1778 (107) Correspondence.
1779 Jan-Jun (98) Correspondence.
1779 Jul-Dec (90) Correspondence.
1780 Jan-Jun (64) Correspondence.
1780 Jul-Dec (80) Correspondence.
1781-1782 (85) Correspondence.
1783 (89) Correspondence.
1784 Jan-Jun (76) Correspondence.
1784 Jul-Dec (42) Correspondence.
1785-1787 (89) Correspondence.
1788-1790 (89) Correspondence.
1791-1793 (77) Correspondence.
1794-1796 (50) Correspondence.
1797 (98) Correspondence.
1798-1801 (115) Correspondence.
1802-1803 (64) Correspondence.
1804 (76) Correspondence.
1805 (57) Correspondence.
1806-1809 (79) Correspondence.
1810 to-date (26) Correspondence.
Other (27) Correspondence; diary of Robert Seale; papers on Seale family and associated families.
Social History (135) Audio memories, historic events and important people, and family and everyday life in Dartmouth over the centuries.
Audio Memories (42) Oral History collection: recordings of interviews with local residents (audio files (.mp3)) covering their memories of life and work, also major events particularly the Second World War.
Bert Lavers (2) Born in 1883; interviewed by Ray Freeman in 1980. Bert spent his life in & around boats; he talks about those aspects of Dartmouth life, covering work, shops & people in Dartmouth prior to WWII.
Charlie Evans (3) Charlie was born in October 1920 in Warfleet. Recorded by Ray Freeman in the 1980s.
David (Dibi) Brown (1) Born 1952, David recalls his childhood and working as a boy in the rowing boat hire business.
George Riddles (3) Dartmouth boatman & Trinity House Pilot.
Hannaford Family (4) Memories of Dartmouth & Phillip ship yard, 1920's to after WWII. Interviewed by Ray Freeman some time in the 1980s.
Harold White (2) A Town Councillor for many years who took a keen interest in the town.
Jack Cutter (2) Jack’s time in Dartmouth as a teacher, councillor and Mayor, and in retirement.
Jack McKay (1) Jack was born at Sandquay in 1923. In an interview with Wally Fleet of DHRG, Jack takes an imaginary walk from his home to school, describing people, shops and events he remembers.
John Distin (1) Well known Dartmothian who talks about his life and work on the river and in the harbour.
John White (4) Noss shipyard, the Home Guard & Americans in Dartmouth during WWII.
Marjorie & David Skinner (2) Information on the Noss Shipyard & the ships built & worked on.
Miss Lidstone (2) Boat building. Life before & after WWI. Early cars & people.
Miss Smith (2) Houses, Shops & People in Dartmouth, WWII & V.E. day.
Mrs Anstey (1) Early memories of her life as a girl and of working in Dartmouth at the Naval College and in the Dartmouth laundry.
Mrs Lidstone (3) Growing up, working & teacher training in Dartmouth.
Peter Clark (1) Early memories of Dittisham before and at the outbreak of the Second World War.
Syd Bell (3) Life & working conditions in Dartmouth early 1900s. Born in 1903, interviewed by Ray Freeman in 1982, talks about his early days & life in Dartmouth at that time. Better known by those that remember him as a partner in Bell & Clements Builders.
Tom Blamey (4) Life in Dartmouth, Work, Shipping, Shops & people - comments made and discussion while looking at old photographs.
Walter Parr Ferris (1) Owner of a Chemist Shop in St George's Square and later in the Butterwalk. Memories of wartime Dartmouth.
Clubs and Organisations (27) Resources on clubs, associations and other social organisations in Dartmouth.
Dartmouth Amateur Swimming Club (5) Resources on the Dartmouth Amateur Swimming Club, established in 1893; the bathing house and other facilities were at Castle Cove.
Dartmouth Museum (10) Resources on Dartmouth Museum and its archives.
Dartmouth Steeplechase (3) The Dartmouth Steeplechase was held on the Ridges in the 1870s.
Old Dartmothians Association (4) Set up in 1923 for native Dartmothians whether or not resident.
Dartmouth Charities (13) Resources on charities set up to benefit inhabitants of Dartmouth including successive Charity Commission reviews.
Education (2) Resources on schools and education in Dartmouth.
Everyday Life (4) Resources on aspects of family and everyday life in Dartmouth.
Historic Events (37) Events and people in Dartmouth's history.
English Civil War (3) Resources relating to English Civil War 1642-1646
First World War (7) Resources relating to First World War 1914-1918.
Harry Inder (2) Harry Inder, Inventor 1870 - 1945
Second World War (10) Resources relating to Second World War 1939-1945. See also audio memories category.
Public Health (6) Resources on the history of public health and medicine in Dartmouth.
Videos of Dartmouth (2) Cine film and other historical video meterial showing Dartmouth
Town Administration (97) Resources relating to Borough of Dartmouth 1341-1974
Documents (25) Charters and other town documents, various dates; includes indices to documents deposited in Devon Heritage Centre, 2007.
Calendar of the Borough Archives (2) Stuart Moore's Calendar of the Archives of the Borough of Dartmouth, compiled 1879-80. Original held on open shelves at Devon Heritage Centre.
Harbour Documents (PO/HA) (6) Documents relating to harbour activities and administration, various dates.
Mayors of Dartmouth from 1329 to 2012 (69) Dartmouth Mayors (or equivalent) from 1329 to 2012, including some images of Mayors, various dates 17th-21stC.
Places and Streets (2) Resources on place names including street names.
Villages (27) Resources relating to villages in area surrounding Dartmouth, various dates and topics.
Blackawton (9) Resources on Blackawton, various dates and topics.
Dittisham (8) Resources on Dittisham, various dates and topics.
Kingswear (6) Resources on Kingswear, various dates and topics.
Stoke Fleming (7) Resources on Stoke Fleming, various dates and topics.