Email: Survey Officer

Most of the information on these pages came from research carried out by the late George A. Wilkin and former county co-ordinator.


Associated People


Astronomy Groups


Exeter Cathedral Astronomical Clock (c.1484), the orginal clock mechanism is displayed in the north transept of the cathedral.  The mechanism was restored by the horologist John James Hall in 1910 (Wiki).  


James Lockyer Planetarium (1996- ) part of the Norman Lockyer Observatory  (Wiki).

William Day Planetarium (1967- ) part of University of Plymouth, now renamed the Immersive Vision Theatre (IVT).

Other notes
Some of the stone rows and circles on Dartmoor may have astronomical significance.

There is an astronomical clock in the parish church at Ottery St. Mary.

The earliest sundial in Devon is at Bampton and is dated 1586.

Useful addresses

Local History Centres

Devon Studies Centre, adjacent to Exeter Central Library

County Record office

Devon Record Office, Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PU, England (Tel 01392 384253; Fax 01392 384256; Email

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