Offwell, Devon

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Offwell, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Offwell

Historic Maps of Offwell and the local area.

Memories of Offwell
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Read and share your memories of Offwell itself or of a particular photo of Offwell.

My direct line ancestors were farmers in Southleigh, Devon and farmed at various farms including Morganhayes, Wadden, Tottiskey. Where I have found them on the census returns. My maiden name was Hawkins. My great grandparents are buried in the cemetery in between Southleigh and Colyton. They were non comformists and my great great great grandmothers family (the Padys ) formed the Methodist church in Colyton, Devon.

I think 1960 was the year my mother (Joyce Baxfield) was appointed headmistress at Offwell School.  She had been head teacher at Cotleigh before this.  I grew up riding my pony all around the area and have many fond memories, including taking a day off school to attend the hunt when it met right here in the picture!!  It was a blissful childhood and I am sure many of the friends I made then are still living in the area.