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.



Astronomy Groups

Associated People

Astronomical Sites

James Lockyer Planetarium at the Norman Lockyer Observatory. (see above)

William Day Planetarium at the University of Plymouth. (current position not known)

Exeter Cathedral Astronomical Clock, dating from around 1484, the orginal clock mechanism is displayed in the north transept of the cathedral.  The mechanism was restored by the famous horologist John James Hall in 1910 (see Buckinghamshire).  

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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