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Devizes is a very attractive Market Town with a growing number of excellent sites devoted to its history. 
This page provides one-stop access to these sites - each opening in a separate window.
"PAST DEVIZES" above opens 2 other pages of
"Past" re-opens our Family History Page whilst "Devizes" links to all our own photographs of the town.


Website Title

Relating Notes

Archaeology of Devizes

Archaeology of Wiltshire towns with a survey of Devizes

A Vision of Britain: Devizes

Historical information with maps, stats and travel writing

BBC - "A Day out in Devizes"

30 minute film (September 1977):
Gwyn Richards: the Market, Museum, Cattle Market  etc

BBC - "Six English Towns: Devizes"

30 minute film (September 1984):
Alec Clifton-Taylor on Devizes architecture

BBC - "Day out - from Cherhill to Devizes"

30 minute film (February 1987)
Angela Rippon in Calne, along the canal,
& mainly Devizes

BBC Radio 4 - Excess Baggage

30 minutes audio (August 2010)
Sandi Toksvig takes the bus
from Swindon to Devizes

Developing Devizes

Clips from hour long DVD looking at the development
of Devizes over the centuries…

Devizes and District Twinning Association

This site has some very good historical information.


A new site in 2009 - set up by Alan Carter
Very comprehensive and growing all the time.

Interesting and comprehensive site set up by the DDP

Devizes Town Council Site

More current happenings than historic - but of interest.

Dissenters of Devizes

Notes that Jill took at a talk by Tony Sedgwick

GENUKI Devizes

For family historians researching roots in Devizes

Google Timeline

Incredible Google app - Devizes dates from all sites

Historic Devizes Photographs

A selection of photographs from Devizes Museum


A site designed primarily for tourists.

Morris Lane History

Fascinating Website:  all sorts of info on Morris Lane

Old Towns

Interesting information on Devizes in 1837

Trust for Devizes

Much useful information - especially "About Devizes"

Walk around Mediaeval Devizes

A BBC site featuring Lorna Haycock's guided tour

Wikipedia Article on Devizes

An excellent article

Wiltshire Community History

Produced by Wiltshire Council - some good data.

Happenings, Talks etc etc


Devizes Carnival

Features events and programme

Devizes Festival

Programme, photos & information about this annual event.

Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race

The canoe race takes place near Easter


Museum website

Long Street, Devizes