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Useful Books on Dartmoor

The listing that follows is from a database being compiled whilst researching this website. The emphasis is on books related to the subject of prehistoric archaeology on Dartmoor and as such many good books are not included. There are many old books that are available on line through the Internet Archive and where possible these have been included for the sake of making them easy to find.

Barber, Chips, Diary of a Dartmoor Walker, Exeter, (1983) [0946651019]
Barber, Chips, The Great Little Dartmoor Book, Exeter, (1986) [0946651108]
Baring-Gould, S, Dartmoor Idylls, , (1896)
Baring-Gould, S, A Book of the West, , (1900)
Baring-Gould, S, A Book of Dartmoor, , (2002)
Barnes, Peter, The Dartmoor Mountain Bike Guide, Exeter, (1994) [0946651930]
Bennie, Michael, Walking the Stories and Legends of Dartmoor, Newton Abbot, (1995) [1872640354]
Bennie, Michael, Walking Through Dartmoor's Past, , (1998) [1872640451]
Bound, Terry, The Great Walks of Dartmoor, Exeter, (1985) [0946651078]
Bray, Anna Eliza, The Borders of the Tamar and the Tavy, vol.1, London, (1836) [D00305574X]
Bray, Anna Eliza, The Borders of the Tamar and the Tavy, vol.2, London, (1836)
Bray, Anna Eliza, The Borders of the Tamar and the Tavy, vol.3, London, (1836)
Bray, Anna Eliza, Dartmoor Superstitions (From The Borders of the Tamar & The Tavy), London, (1838)
Breton, Henry Hugh, Beautiful Dartmoor And Its Interesting Antiquities, , (1990) [0951527401]
Breton, Henry Hugh, The Forest of Dartmoor, , (1990) [095152741X]
Brewer, Dave, A Field Guide to the Boundary Markers on and around Dartmoor, Exeter, (1986) [0861147863]
Brewer, Kath, Railways, Quarries and Cottages of Foggintor, Chudleigh, (1997)
Brown, Mike, Eden Phillpotts on Dartmoor, Torquay, (1981) [0715381182]
Brown, Mike, Dartmoor 2001: A Dartmoor Diary of Yesteryear, Torquay, (2001) [0953685225]
Burl, Aubrey, The Stone Circles of the British Isles, , (1976) [0300019726]
Burl, Aubrey, Prehistoric Stone Circles, , (1979)
Burl, Aubrey, A guide to the stone circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, , (1995) [0300063318]
Burnard, Robert, Dartmoor Pictorial Records, , (1986) [086114791X]
Butler, Jeremy, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, vol.1: The East, , (1991) [0861148665]
Butler, Jeremy, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, vol.2: The North, , (1991) [0861148703]
Butler, Jeremy, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, vol.4: The South-East, , (1993) [0861148819]
Butler, Jeremy, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, vol.3: The South-West, , (1994) [0861148894]
Butler, Jeremy, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, vol.5: The Second Millennium B.C., , (1997) [0861149106]
Butler, Simon, Dartmoor Century - Photography on Dartmoor Across a Hundred Years, Wellington, (2000) [1855227401]
Byng, Brian, Dartmoor's Mysterious Megaliths, , (1970) [D00015574X]
Carrington, Nicholas Toms, Dartmoor, a descriptive poem, with notes by W. Burt, London, (1826)
Chapman, Lesley, The Ancient Dwelling of Grimspound and Hound Tor: Two Deserted Settlements in th, , (1996) [1898964238]
Chapple, William, Description and Exegesis of Drewsteignton Cromlech, , (1779)
Chapple, William, A Review of Part of Risdon's Survey of Devon, Exeter, (1785)
Chudleigh, J, An Exploration of Dartmoor's Antiquities, , (1892)
Chudleigh, J, Devonshire Antiquities, , (1893)
Clare, T, Archaeological Sites of Devon and Cornwall, Asbourne, Derbyshire, (1982) [0861900588]
Cresswell, Beatrix, Datmoor with its surroundings, , (1920)
Cross, Gordon, Dartmoor Walks (BBC Radio Devon), Exeter, (1987)
Crossing, William, Amid Devonia's Alps, , (1888)
Crossing, William, Report as to Damage to Ancient Monuments and Encroachments on Dartmoor, Princetown, (1901) [0950138665]
Crossing, William, A Hundred Years on Dartmoor, , (1902)
Crossing, William, The ancient stone crosses of Dartmoor and its borderland , , (1902)
Crossing, William, Gems in a Granite Setting, , (1905)
Crossing, William, Guide to Dartmoor Part 1, , (1914)
Crossing, William, Guide to Dartmoor Part 2, , (1914)
Crossing, William, Dartmoor's early historic and medieval remains, Brixham, (1987) [1870083156]
Crossing, William, Stones of Dartmoor and their story, Brixham, (1987) [1870083105]
Crossing, William, Echoes of an Ancient Forest, Torquay, (1994) [0951527444]
Crossing, William, Folklore and Legends of Dartmoor, Torquay, (1997) [095272975X]
Crossing, William, Guide to Dartmoor, , (2001)
Dartmoor National Park Authority, A guide to the archaeology of Dartmoor, , (1978) [0861149041]
Dell, Simon, The Beat on Western Dartmoor: Celebration of 150 Years of the Policing of Tavistock, Newton Abbot, (1997) [0952729741]
Dell, Simon, Dartmoor's Policeman Poet: The Verses of Constable John L.Webber of Widecombe-in-the-Moor 1863-1891, Newton Abbot, (2000) [0953685217]
Dell, Simon, Mutiny on the Moor: The Story of the Dartmoor Prison Riot of 1932, Newton Abbot, (2006) [0954908937]
Dell, Simon, Dartmoor Wilderness Walks , Okehampton, (2011) [095551505X]
Dell, Simon, The Real Beatrice Chase: A Dartmoor Author, Okehampton, (2015) [0955515084]
Dell, Simon, The Dartmoor 'Conchies': Dartmoor's Prison's Conscientious Objectors of the Great War, Okehampton, (2017) [0995690200]
Dell, Simon; Bright, John, Dartmoor's Sett Makers' Bankers: An Industrial Mystery Solved?, Okehampton, (2008) [0955515017]
Dixon, Sophie, A Journal Of Ten Days Excursion On The Western And Northern Borders Of Dartmoor, Plymouth, (1830)
Dysart, G, The Abbots' Way, Bristol, (1935)
Earle, John, Walking on Dartmoor, Milnthorpe, (1987) [0902363840]
Earle, John, Dartmoor: walks into history, , (2003) [1841142565]
Endle, Rufus, Dartmoor Prison, Bodmin, (1979) [0906456134]
Falcon, T.A., Dartmoor Illustrated, , (1900)
Fleming, Andrew, Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions, , (1988) [0713456663]
Fleming, Andrew, Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions (2nd edition), Oxford, (2008)
Fox, Aileen, South-West England, 3500 BC-AD 600, Newton Abbot, (1973)
Gant, Tom, Discover Darmoor, Plymouth, (1978) [904593061]
Gerrard, Sandy, English Heritage Book of Dartmoor: Landscapes Through Time, , (1997) [0713475889]
Gerrard, Sandy, The Early British Tin Industry, Stroud, (2000) [0752414526]
Gill, Crispin, Dartmoor A New Study, , (1977)
Greeves, T, The archaeology of Dartmoor: An introduction, Exeter, (1978) [0905981138]
Greeves, T, The Archaeology of Dartmoor from the Air, , (1985)
Greeves, T, The Mines and Miners of Dartmoor - A Photgraphic Record, Tiverton, (1986) [0861147669]
Grinsell, L.V., Archaeology of Exmoor: Bideford Bay to Bridgwater, Newton Abbot, (1970) [0715349538]
Harris, Helen, The Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, Newton Abbot, (1992) [1872640214]
Harris, Peggy, Life on a Dartmoor Scrapyard - The Early Years, Okehampton, (2009) [0956424600]
Hayward, John, An Hour's Stroll on Dartmoor, Exeter, (1989) [0951403709]
Hayward, John, Dartmoor 365, Exeter, (1991) [0951403729]
Hayward, John, Your Dartmoor Century, Exeter, (1994) [0951403710]
Hayward, John; Swinscow, Anne, 101 Dartmoor Letterboxes: But Not How to Find Them!, Exeter, (1992) [0950911434]
Hedges, Michael Robert, Escape to Dartmoor!: Impressions of Walking in the Wilderness, Torquay, (1997) [0952729725]
Hemery, Eric, Wilderness Camping in Britain, London, (1978) [0709151531]
Hemery, Eric, Historic Dart (River Dart & Dartmoor), Newton Abbot, (1982) [0715381427]
Hemery, Eric, High Dartmoor: Land and People, , (1983) [0709188595]
Hemery, Eric, Walking the Dartmoor Railways, Newton Abbot, (1983) [0715383485]
Hemery, Eric, Walking the Dartmoor Waterways, Newton Abbot, (1986) [0715386271]
Hemery, Eric, Walking Dartmoor's Ancient Tracks, London, (1986) [0709025823]
Hooker, John, Synopsis Chorographical of Devonshire, , (1599)
Hoskins, W.G., Dartmoor: National Park Guide No.1, London, (1957) [0117004782]
Hunt, Peter, Devon's Age of Elegance, Exeter, (1984) [0861147502]
Jones, Andy M., Preserved in the Peat: An Extraordinary Bronze Age Burial on Whitehorse Hill, Dartmoor, and its Wide, Oxford, (2016) [1785702602]
Jones, J. P, Observations on the scenery and antiquities in the neighbourhood of Moretonhampstead, , (1823)
Keene, Peter; Harley, M.J., Burrator Dartmoor Landform Trail, London, (1987)
Kelly, Matthew, Quartz and Feldspar: Dartmoor - A British Landscape in Modern Times, London, (2016) [0099552558]
King, R.J., The Forest of Dartmoor and its Borders, London, (1856)
Le Messurier, Brian, Dartmoor Walks For Motorists, Reading, (1987) [0723234396]
Lethbridge, William D. , One Man's Moor: An Exploration of Aspects of Dartmoor, Tiverton, (2006) [1841145157]
Lethbridge, William D. , Discover Preshistoric Dartmoor, Wellington, (2015) [0857042491]
Lysons, Magna Britannia: Volume 6 - Devonshire, , (1822)
Mason, John H.N.; Hemery, Eric, Walk South Devon Coastal Path and Dartmoor, Edinburgh, (1992) [0702818119]
Mason, Peter F, Dartmoor: a Wild and Wondrous Region: The Portrayal of Dartmoor in Art, 1750-1920, Lustleigh, (2017)
Millward, Roy & Robinson, Adrian, Dartmoor and South Devon, Basingstoke, (1971)
Moore, Stuart, A short history of the rights of common upon the forest of Dartmoor, , (1890)
Newman, Phil, The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor, Frome, (2011)
Newman, Phil, The Dartmoor Tin Industry, Newton Abbot, (2011) [0953270807]
Ormerod, George Wareing, Archaeological memoirs relating to the East of Dartmoor, Teignmouth, (1876)
Page, John Lloyd Warden, An Exploration of Dartmoor and its Antiquities, with some account of its borders, London, (1889) [D05009122X]
Perkins, John W, Geology Explained: Dartmoor and The Tamar Valley, Newton Abbot, (1972) [0715355169]
Pettit, Paul, Prehistoric Dartmoor, , (1974)
Pole, William, Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, London, (1791)
Polwhele, Richard, Historical views of devonshire, vol.1, , (1793) [D00010773X]
Prince, Elizabeth, Walks in the Dartmoor National Park No.1: Moretonhampstead, Manaton and Lustleigh, Exeter, (1977) [0905981022]
Prince, Elizabeth, Walks in the Dartmoor National Park No.2: South West Dartmoor , Exeter, (1979) [0905981030]
Prince, Elizabeth, Walks in the Dartmoor National Park No.3: The Dart Valley , Exeter, (1980) [0905981049]
Prince, Elizabeth, Walks in the Dartmoor National Park No.4: Haytor and Area , Exeter, (1985) [0905981057]
Prince, Elizabeth, Dartmoor Seasons, Exeter, (1987) [0861147820]
Rainbird, Paul, A Guide to the Archaeology of South Devon, , (2010) [0956499104]
Rendell, Paul, Exploring around Burrator: a Dartmoor reservoir, , (2007) [0955515009]
Rivers, Lyn, Walk Exmoor & The Quantocks, Edinburgh, (1989) [0702809101]
Robins, John, Follow the Leat: A Series of Walks on Dartmoor, Tavistock, (1982) [0950803006]
Rouse, G.D, The New Forests Of Dartmoor : Forestry Comission Booklet 10, London, (1964)
Rowe, Samuel, A Perambulation of Dartmoor (1st Edition), , (1848)
Rowe, Samuel, A Perambulation of Dartmoor (3rd Edition), , (1896) [0861147731]
Sale, Richard, Dartmoor: the Official National Park Guide, , (2000) [1898630127]
Skilton, Brian, Dartmoor - The Threatened Wilderness, St Austell, (1987) [0712617566]
Starkey, F. H., Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks, Newton Abbot, (1989) [0950724068]
Starkey, F. H., Exploring Dartmoor again: exploration made easy, , (1998) [1872640427]
Stringer, Chris, Homo Britannicus: the incredible story of human life in Britain, , (2006) [0713997958]
Swete, John, Travels in Georgian Devon, vol.1, , (1997) [0861149181]
Tavistock and District Local History Society, Walking around Tavistock, Plymouth, (2004) [0954428420]
Tavy, Peter, Walk Dartmoor - A Bartholomew Map & Guide, Edinburgh, (1984) [0702806889]
Thurlow, George, Thurlow's Dartmoor Companion, , (1993)
Todd, Malcolm, The South West to AD 1000, , (1987) [0582492742]
Viccars, Sue, Dartmoor: great short walks for all the family, , (2009) [1854585215]
Walker, Jack, Dartmoor Sun, , (2005) [1841144231]
Weir, John, Dartmoor and Exmoor (Great Walks), London, (1988) [0706366344]
Westacott, H.D., Walks and Rides on Dartmoor, , (1977) [0950369679]
Westcote, Thomas, A view of Devonshire in 1830, Exeter, (1845)
Westlake, R.J., Dartmoor , St Austell, (1973)
White, Paul, Ancient Dartmoor - An Introduction, Launceston, (2000) [1899383220]
White, Paul, Medieval Dartmoor, Launceston, (2001) [1899383433]
White, Paul, Shortish Walks on Dartmoor, Launceston, (2003) [1899383603]
White, William, History, gazetteer and directory of the County of Devon, , (1878)
Woods, Stephen H., Dartmoor Stone, , (1988) [0861148436]
Worth, R.H., Worth's Dartmoor, Newton Abbot, (1971) [0715351486]
Worth, R.N., A History of Devonshire, , (1895)

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