Most of our family originated in Mid-Devon, around the parishes of Sandford and Crediton, and the other neighbouring parishes that arc around the north of Crediton from west to east: Colebrooke, Copplestone, and Shobrooke. This album features Crediton and six of Crediton's neighbouring parishes where our families lives were lived. Heards lived in Crediton throughout the years depicted here, though there are few left now.
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high school
inauguration of vgrammaRSCHOOL
Western Road   Crediton High School, founded in 1911   Inauguration of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School on its new site in 1860   Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School. Several of our family members were pupils at the school   Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
qes   aerial qes   gym   qesartroom   St Lawrence Chapel
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School   Aerial photo of the school in the early 1960s   Queen Elizabeth's school gymnasium   Queen Elizabeth's School Art Room   St Lawrence Chapel
st laurence chapel   the green   green   fair   highstwest
St Lawrence Chapel interior   St Lawrence Green, at the Western end of the High Street   St Lawrence Green looking towards Western Road   Fair at the Green   Western High Street
highst   west high stree   high steetwest   crowd in highstreet   highst townhall
Western High Street   Western High street   High Street looking West   Busy High Street!   High Street looking West
highstreetlookeast   adams tannery   adams   Gimbletts   crediton fair
High Street looking East   Adams' Tannery in 1860   Adams Tannery in 1880   Gimbletts Economic Shoe Works   Crediton Fair in the High Street
govers old swan   soldiers   coronation parade   children   high street
The Old Swan, owned then by the Govers - family members   Troops in the High Street   Coronation celebrations in the High Street in 1911.   Looking East   Looking East
crediton market   miss cornishs school   april great market   Rose Day   midhighstreet
Market in the High Street   Miss Cornish's School in Searle Street - Coronation celebrations in 1953   The April Great Market   Rose Day in Crediton   Central part of the High Street
high street40s   highstreet barrels   market   highstreet   high strtshiphotel
Central part of the High Street   Central part of the High Street   Christmas Market in the High Street   Central part of the High Street   Central part of the High Street in the 40s
col high street1   colour highstreet50s   eastern high street   kirton highstree   market street
Central part of the High Street in the 60s   Central part of the High Street in the 60s   Eastern end of the High Street   Eastern end of the High Street   Market Street
upperdeck   upper deck   peoples park   people park   bullers parkpeoplespark
Upper Deck, on the northern edge of the town   Upper Deck   People's Park   People's Park   People's Park, formerly Buller Park
parliament street   north streetadams   north street soldiers   livery stables   jacksons factory
Parliament Street   Junction of North Street and High Street   Troops at the junction of High Street and North Street   Borne's Livery Stables in Union Road   Jackson's factory
freemasons   warmemorial unveiling   war memorial   warmemorial   playing fields
The Freemasons welcoming the homecoming General Buller in Union Road   The inauguration of the War Memorial, in Union Road   The War Memorial   The War Memorial   The Playing Fields
playing fields 50s   playing fields boniface   Boniface well   newcombes   Libbets well
The Playing Fields   The Playing Fields with the statue of St Boniface   St Boniface well   Newcombes House   Libbets Well
church street   1909celerationsin church street   military funeral   church from north   church and berry
Alms Houses in Church Street   Crowds in Church Street watching the processions for 1909 celebrations.   A military funeral approaching the church   Holy Cross church from the North West   Holy Cross church from the South West, with Berry's yard on the left edge
church from southwest   ring of bells   church   archbishop canterbury procession   church interior
The church from the South West   Looking towards the church from the south-east, and buildings that were to be demolished in 1911   The church from the South East after the demolition of the buildings   Procession of the Arcbishop of Canterbury along the South of the church in 1909   Interior of the parish church
old nave   bvuller memorial oin church   altar   font   south aisle
Print of former nave of the Holy Cross church   Buller's Memorial in the church   The choir and chancel, looking towards the high altar   The Norman font   The south aisle
west nave   1909   dean street   east stree   east street from west
The nave looking to the west door   Millennium celebrations of the church in 1909   Dean Street   Looking East to East Street   East Street with Hayward's school on the right
haywards school   haywards2   snow east street   east street   fountain
Pupils at Hayward's School   Hayward's School on Empire Day   East Street in the Snow   East Street   East Street with the fountain at its junction with Charlotte Street
eaststree and cinama   cinema   eaststreetcol   vine cottage   east street aerial
East Street looking West   The cinema in East Street   East Street in the 1960s   Vine Cottage, East Street, where several generations of Heards lived   Aerial view of East Street - probably in the 1930s
mill street   mill street   mill street   horse and jockey   sandford road
Mill Street   Mill Street   Mill Street   Horse and Jockey Hill   Sandford Road on the outskirts of the town
park street   arthur richardson violin   cherry gardens   station   station
Park Street   Arthur Richardson violin, made in Park Street   Cherry Gardens   Crediton Station   The station
stationlines   signal box   station   stationexterior   fordton
View to North and West from Crediton   Crediton Signal Box   Crediton Station   Crediton Station   Fordton
fordtonflood1   flood2   fordton   view   view from southwest
Fordton Flood in 1960   Fordton flood in 1960   Fordton House   Crediton from the South   Crediton from the South West
view from East   crediton from East   crediton   westwood   lowerwestwood
Crediton from the East   Crediton from Downes Head   Crediton from Downes Head   Westwood   Lower Westwood Smithy
yeoford   yeoford   Yeoford   yeoford station   yeoford
Yeoford   Yeoford   Yeoford   Yeoford Station   Railway Hotel, Yeoford
yeoford   yeoford   Neopardy        
Woodland Head, Yeoford   Fields at Yeoford   Neopardy, near Yeoford        

General Sir Redvers Buller VC

Downes Estate   downs   downes   Buller   Buller and wife
The Downes Estate   Downes - home of the Buller family, on the SE outskirts of the town   Downes   General Sir Redvers Buller VC   General and Lady Buller
buller valour   buller entering Ladysmith   buller relieving ladysmith   buller seated   funeral downes
Buller's actions recognised with the VC   Buller entering Ladysmith   The relief of Ladysmith   Buller   Buller's coffin leaving Downes
buller funeral   funeral   Buller funera   east street buller   at church
Buller's funeral procession in 1908. Buller's horse walks behind the coffin.   The coffin on the outskirts of Crediton   The cortège in Charlotte Street.   The procession in East Street   The cortège arrives at the church
cortege at church   crowd at church gates   clergy at funeral   wreaths   unveiling the statue
At the church gates   The cortège attracted enormous crowds of onlookers   Clergymen process for the funeral   Floral tributes at the altar of the parish church.   The unveiling of the equestrian statue of Buller in Exeter
buller statue   Buller's grave   winchestercathedralmemorial        
The unveiling of the equestrian statue of Buller in Exeter   Buller's grave today   Buller memorial in Winchester cathedral        

Colebrooke, Copplestone and Bow

colebrooke   colebrooke church   colebrookegreen   historicpicture   cobley farm
Post Office and Church, Colebrooke   Colebrooke Church   View towards the Green, Colebrooke   The Church   Butsford Barton, Colebrooke, supposedly home of Uncle Tom Cobley
coleford   coleford   coleford   new inn   copplestone
Coleford   Coleford   Coleford   The New Inn, Coleford   Copplestone
copplestone   copplestone   copplestone   copplestone   copplestone
Copplestone   Copplestone   Copplestone   Copplestone   Copplestone
bow   bow   bow station        
Bow   Bow   Bow Station        


sandford   sandford view   forches bridge and hill   sandford Mill   rose and crown hill
View over Sandford   Sandford   Forches Bridge on the Crediton to Sandford Road   Sandford Mill   Rose and Crown Hill, with George Wright on horse
meadowsideandhill   sandford   sandfordsquarewithchildren   sandfordsquare   sandford
Rose and Crown Hill and Meadowside, right   Sandford Square   Sandford Square   Sandford Square   The Lamb, Sandford Square
sandford   sandford market   church and vicarage   churchsandford.   st swithuns
The Lamb, and road to New Buildings   Sandford Market, in the square   The church and vicarage   St Swithin   St Swithin
sandford church   george bent   sandford svhool   sandford cotts   twoladiessandford
Interior of the Church   The Reverend George Bent, chaplain of the parish of Sandford   Sandford School   Shute and the road to New Buildings, Sandford   Shute, Sandford
shute   creedy park   creedy house        
Shute, Sandford   Creedy House, home of the Davie family   Creedy House        


creedy bridge   shobrooke   shobrooke40-50   shobrooke   shobrooke1909
Creedy Bridge   Shobrooke   Shobrooke   Shobrooke Church   Shobrooke Church
deer   shobr   shobrooke   shobrooke pond   shobrooke park
Deer in Shobrooke Park   Shobrooke Park   Shobrooke House and Park, formerly known as Fulford.   Ponds at Shobrooke Park   Shobrooke House.

Newton St Cyres

newton bridge   Newton st cyres   newton st cyres   nnewton st cyres   newton st cyres approach
Approaching Newton St Cyres from Crediton   Newton St Cyres   Newton St Cyres   Newton St Cyres   Newton St Cyres
nnewton st cyres                
Newton St Cyres                

Tedburn St Mary & Cheriton Bishop

tedburn   tedburn   cheriton bishop   cheriton bishop   cheriton cross
Tedburn St Mary   Tedburn St Mary   Cheriton Bishop   Cheriton Bishop   Cheriton Cross
cheriton cross   crockernwell            
Cheriton Cross   Crockernwell