Restoring Devon’s History
since 1973

Preserving the buildings of Devon for the people of Devon

Hooe Barn

Hooe Barn, Plymouth

Paignton Picture House, Paignton

Gazebo at Rosemore

Gazebo at Rosemore, Great Torrington


Sanders, Lettaford

Morwellham Chapel

Morwellham Chapel, Near Tavistock

38 Hollaway Street

38 Holloway Street, Exeter


The Devon Historic Buildings Trust was formed in 1973 as a joint initiative with Devon’s Conservation Forum and Devon County Council for the benefit of the people of Devon and the nation at large, to ensure a future for historic buildings and structures of particular architectural, historical or constructional interest.

Over the last 43 years the Trust has acquired buildings of particular merit that might have otherwise been demolished or allowed to collapse, and restored them for appropriate uses of today. Proceeds from this work were then available for further acquisition and restoration. Over the years the continuing support from grant funds, supplemented by private and commercial donations and with careful stewardship, the Trust continues with its work.

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