35 Incredible Photos 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.

High Street, Ilfracombe, Devon, 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, 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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