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From: Brian Randell <>
Subject: Announcement: Devon Gazetteer
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 1998 23:56:43 +0100 (BST)
I'm pleased to announce that the Online Devon Gazetteer has now been
completed and installed in GENUKI/Devon. There are links to it from under
Gazetteers on the GENUKI/Devon county page, and from GENUKI/Devon's Town
and Parish listing page.
Quoting from the Gazetteer's front page:
This gazetteer has been produced from an 11,000-item
index that has been constructed of all the places (chapels,
churches, farms, hamlets, houses, inns, manors, schools,
streets, villages, etc.) and principal organizations (banks,
societies, institutions, etc.) named in White's History,
Gazetteer, and Directory of Devonshire, (1850), and/or
Peskett's Guide to the Parish and Non-Parochial Registers
of Devon and Cornwall 1538-1837. (Places and
organizations given without an explicit name or address, or
which are not local to a particular town or parish, e.g.
rivers, are not included.)
For each such named place and organization a link is
provided to the page in GENUKI where more information
is to be found about the Devon town or parish in which the
place is situated.
It is a pleasure to acknowledge the considerable
contributions of the trio of volunteers who answered the
appeal for help with the production of this gazetteer that I
sent to the DEVON-L mailing list, namely Laurie Olson,
Terry Partridge, and Sandra Windeatt.
Dept. of Computing Science, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 7RU, UK
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