Chagford Local History Society manages the Chagford Archive, an extensive collection of original items and copies of rare historical material, including photographs, maps, Census returns, trade directories, school log books from 1863- 1971, journals, books, a full-size copy of the Tithe map from the 1840s, house histories, research material on the changing face of the town and much more.
Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant in 2017, the archive is now properly housed and manged according to professional standards. The collection is currently being fully re-catalogued on a Modes Compact database to help make the holdings more accessible to the wider public.
Visits can be made to the archive by appointment. If you are interested in making an appointment then please use the contact page, giving as much detail as you can of your research interests.
A trial web-based search of the portion of the archive that has been re-catalogued is now available:
A safe and accessible place for our heritage
CLHS is interested in acquiring further historical material relating to Chagford and its environs. If you have material you wish to donate, then please use the contact page to get in touch with us. Please note that we cannot accept artefacts (i.e. material objects as opposed to photos, letters and similar paper-based records).
Would you like to help?
Work on the catalogue is on-going, run by a small group of volunteers. If you are interested in helping us with this important work please get in touch.
If you would like to visit the archive, donate some material or offer to help please: