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The Widecombe Archive - Search and Display

Welcome to the Widecombe History Group Archive Catalogue Search and Display facility, provided with the aim of making the archive available to a wider public. The entries here will expand as we continue to make progress on the digitising and cataloguing of our archive. Please send in any comments via the Contact Us link.

Six collections are currently available: the first collection is the catalogue of the Parish Chest and certain other items (called the Main Parish Archive); the second collection is the catalogue of Indentures: apprenticeship records, examinations, removal orders (originally what we called the Parish Documents); the third collection consists of the Headstones from Widecombe Church; the fourth collection is the Tithe Apportionment Register; the fifth collection is the History Group Archive; and the sixth collection is the combination of the first through fifth collections. Please note that the digitising and cataloguing is an on-going process and there may be occasional gaps and errors, although everything that is online has been carefully checked.

Choose the Collection to Search:

Main Parish Archive:   Parish Apprenticeships:   Headstones:   Tithe Apportionments:   History Group Archive:   Combined:   

Alternatively, return to the collection pages: Main Parish Archive , Parish Apprenticeships , Widecombe Church Headstones , Tithe Apportionments , History Group Archive

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  • You can enter text to search for in one or both of the following boxes, or you can leave them blank
  • If you enter text in both boxes then BOTH values must be present in the catalogue entry for the entry to be included
  • We now recommend you use the Name Search (below) if you are searching for names, but you can still use the Basic Search if, for example, you want to search for a single surname and a place.
  • Note that names are often recorded on documents as they sounded to the recorder and can therefore vary considerably. Spellings might also vary over time. 'Leaman' might sometimes be recorded as 'Leman' for example. Although, in general, searches must be exact matches, we have tried to address this problem by introducing synonyms, which is a set of different spellings for the same surname or place name. There are two ways in which synonyms can be used. Firstly, in the basic search, if you use a word that is present in a synonym list then the search will return all archive items where ANY word in the list is present (e.g. both Leaman and Leman would be picked up). Secondly, in the Advanced Search, you can do a specific synonym search.Please see Help for more information on synonyms.
  • The search is NOT case-sensitive and does not insist the term is a whole word, so you can search for part of a word if you want.
  • Click on the 'Search' button to search. Click on the 'Clear Form' button to clear the search boxes
  • For more searching options, please see the Name Search and Advanced Search below
Name Search: Show/Hide Tips
  • In contrast to the Basic Search this search is specifically for names.
  • You should enter the surname you are searching for in the first box. If there are alternate spellings (synonyms) recorded for this surname then these will automatically be searched for as well. Please see Help for more information on synonyms.
  • If you know the first or other name of the person you are searching for, then enter this in the second box. You can leave this box blank but then there is really no difference between this and the Basic Search.
  • If you do enter names in both boxes then BOTH values must be present in the catalogue entry for the entry to be included and they must be associated, i.e. the other name must occur in context with the supplied surname (again this is in contrast to the Basic Search).
  • Because names can appear in free text (as in transcripts of documents), we allow for the first or other name to precede OR follow the family name. This does mean that occasionally the answer could be wrong. For instance, where there is a lit of names (such as ..Townsend John Leaman George..), then this would be caught by a search for John Leaman as well as one for George Leaman.
  • The search is NOT case-sensitive
  • Click on the 'Search' button to search. Click on the 'Clear Form' button to clear the search boxes
  • For more searching options, please see Basic Search above and Advanced Search below

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Text Search: Enter text to search for in one or both of the following boxes. Choose 'Whole Word' alongside an item of text to require the text to be present as a complete word. Select 'Both' from the selection list to require both items of text to be present in the result, or 'Either' to require only one of them to be present, or 'Neither' to require neither to be present, or '1st Not 2nd' to require the first to be present and the second not to be present.
Select 'Treat as Name Search' to require the two words to be associated, i.e. close together in the text being searched
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Synonym Search: Choose a set of surnames or place names to search for from the following list. All the names in the set will be included in the search and matching whole word results returned.

Date Search: Enter a single date to search for or two dates to define a range. Choosing 'Any' for day and/or month will include all days in the month or months in the year.

Note: Text, Synonym and Date searches can be combined.

You can look at details for an individual entry by clicking on the 'More Details' button next to the entry.

Total Number of Items Found: 24 Displaying Page 1 of 1
 
 
 
 
Catalogue NumberType of ItemBrief DescriptionDate(s) of ItemImagesMore
H290.001Typed DocumentA summary of the History of Spitchwick in the 18th & 19th centuries, also brief earlier history from 14341746 - 1934 6
H402.001NotebookNotebook of Rev J Gilbert White of Leusdon 1879 regarding Leusdon parishioners with sketch maps, accounts of activities, and school inspection reports 1879-1886. Part 1 cover and insert re church fees1879 - 1884 6
H402.002NotebookNotebook of Rev J Gilbert White of Leusdon 1879 regarding Leusdon parishioners with sketch maps, accounts of activities, and school inspection reports 1879-1886. Part 2 Lower Town, Hannaford and Leigh Tor1879 - 1884 7
H402.003NotebookNotebook of Rev J Gilbert White of Leusdon 1879 regarding Leusdon parishioners with sketch maps, accounts of activities, and school inspection reports 1879-1886. Part 3 Spitchwick, Uppercote,Dartmeet, Jordan, Sholleford19.10.1880 22.9.1882 1886 10
H402.004NotebookNotebook of Rev J Gilbert White of Leusdon 1879 regarding Leusdon parishioners with sketch maps, accounts of activities, and school inspection reports 1879-1886, Part 4 Linchaford etc20.9.1883 1886 1886 - 1887 1885 1886 1886 1881 10
H402.005NotebookNotebook of Rev J Gilbert White of Leusdon 1879 regarding Leusdon parishioners with sketch maps, accounts of activities, and school inspection reports 1879-1886, Part 5 church activities 1884-18851885 1886 - 1887 1885 14.9.1885 1885 6.1.1885 1884 11.9.1884 1884 11
H402.006NotebookNotebook of Rev J Gilbert White of Leusdon 1879 regarding Leusdon parishioners with sketch maps, accounts of activities, and school inspection reports 1879-1886, Part 6 church activities 1882-18831883 16.10.1883 1882 - 1884 6.9.1883 12
H402.007NotebookNotebook of Rev J Gilbert White of Leusdon 1879 regarding Leusdon parishioners with sketch maps, accounts of activities, and school inspection reports 1879-1886, Part 7 church activities 1882-18831882 5.10.1882 2.11.1882 1883 7.9.1882 26.6.1882 11
H402.008NotebookNotebook of Rev J Gilbert White of Leusdon 1879 regarding Leusdon parishioners with sketch maps, accounts of activities, and school inspection reports 1879-1886, Part 8 church activities 1881-18821.1882 - 2.1882 1880 1880 1881 1881 14.9.1881 12
H402.009NotebookNotebook of Rev J Gilbert White of Leusdon 1879 regarding Leusdon parishioners with sketch maps, accounts of activities, and school inspection reports 1879-1886, Part 8 church activities 1879-1881, 18841880 - 2.1882 1884 1879 1881 1880 1879 9
H403.001PhotographPhotograph of the Rev. Francis Gilbert White1879 - 1895 1
H403.002PhotographPhotograph of Rev. Walter Prideaux1897 - 1903 3
H406.001PhotographPhotograph of exterior of Leusdon Church with mount with earlier copy of photo 3
H406.002PhotographPhotograph of the Charlotte Larpent Memorial at Leusdon Church and the workmen involved in its construction1903 3
H406.003PhotographPhotograph of the interior of Leusdon Church 1
H407.002Typed DocumentTyped document of 'The Birth of a Parish' containing the history of Leusdon Parish formation1939 7
H407.003Newspaper CuttingNewspaper cutting re laying of foundation stone at Leusdon1862 1
H407.004PoemReprint of John Webber's poem on the birth of Leusdon Church - 1863 - copied from "Dartmoor's Policeman Poet"1863 5
H407.005LetterLetter from Colonel Hankey to Lillian Bamsey re church administration prior to formation of PCC in 192124.2.1949 1899 1921 1
H408.001-003DocumentTyped photocopied sheets on Leusdon Church Celebrations 1874-24.6.1913 (50th Anniversary)1874 6.9.1883 - 24.6.1913 24.6.1913 5
H408.004-006Leaflet, Invitation & Newspaper CuttingLeaflet on Dedication of Choir Stalls, Invitation to Leusdon Church Celebrations 1934-1963, newspaper cutting Leusdon church8.4.1934 1963 1963 7
H408.007Newspaper Cutting150th anniversary of Leusdon church in the Advertiser/Post10.5.2013 - 10.5.2013 1
H409LettersPrinted copies of several letters concerning the formation of the church, curacy and school at Leusdon 18601.10.1860 25.10.1860 6.11.1860 7.12.1860 18.12.1860 2.4.1861 7
H410.001ArtworkPrinted copy of the cover of Leusdon Parish Magazine and explanation of the design1953 2
Total Number of Items Found: 24 Displaying Page 1 of 1
 
 
 
 

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