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RStar Report 11 Jan 2013 00:26

Exeter workhouse records (research)? I'm sure I read that many records were destroyed in a fire, I'm wondering if anyone knows whats left. The 1870's I'm interested in. Thankyou.


brummiejan Report 11 Jan 2013 00:35

Just do a google search for 'Exeter workhouse records '. Thgere is this site for example:

It states:

Devon Record Office, Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton Exeter EX2 7NL. Few records survive — holdings include: Guardians' minutes (c.1834-1830); Ledgers (1857-1949); Parish ledgers (1879-1901); etc..



SuffolkVera Report 11 Jan 2013 15:50

Some of my ancestors were from Devon and I have found Devon Record Office really helpful in the past. I'm sure they will be able to tell you what records are available. I usually email my query and they will also photocopy and post documents to you for a very reasonable fee. The phone number is 01392 384253 and the email address is:


RStar Report 12 Jan 2013 19:23

Thankyou! That's really handy ladies.