Deacon's Court Guide and Gazetteer of Devon. C. W. Deacon & Co. London, England.
This database contains both a collection of maps—Devon 1825 Greenwoods Maps—and a gazetteer—Deacon's Court Guide, Gazetteer and County Blue Book from 1882.
The Greenwoods Maps are three large-scale (1" = 1 mile) maps of Devon in the year 1925. The gazetteer’s preface describes the volume as ‘a fashionable register and general survey of Devonshire,’ listing nobility, professionals, the ministry, and similar prominent classes. People are listed by area and office, with entries typically recording an address as well.
This is an image-only collection.
Maps, atlases, and gazetteers are essential tools for family historians. Maps may be either topographical (emphasizing land forms) or historical (emphasizing historical events) in nature, though either type can show cultural features, such as the town and creek names that are so important for research.
From Loretto Dennis Szucs, "The Historical Dimension," in Family History Made Easy (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1998).