Everywhere you go in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), you get a real feeling of 'time depth'.
The history is not just found at special sites and monuments, it is woven into the very fabric of the landscape.
Our 'Historic environment summary of the AONB' gives an overview of the area’s heritage and features and can be downloaded from the right of this page.
We have produced a series of short illustrated downloadable fact sheets homing in on the heritage features special to our area.
Our special features
The areas covered include:
Telling the story
We also have factsheets covering the prehistoric stages in human occupation of the AONB:
For the enthusiast and local history group
If you want to hunt out original historic documents, maps and archives, we have a listing of the sources and where to find them.
Parish by parish
We commissioned a series of parish heritage appraisals from historian Robert Waterhouse – providing a brief snapshort of how parishes developed through time.
The AONB in prose, verse and song
Local historian Valerie Belsey prepared a factsheet for us, exploring how authors through the centuries have written about the AONB and been inspired by it.