The Encyclopaedia of Plymouth History

Welcome to Brian Moseley's Plymouth Data Website, covering old Plymouth, Devonport, East Stonehouse, Plympton and Plymstock, including the ancient parishes of Plymouth Saint Andrew, Stoke Damerel, East Stonehouse, Saint Budeaux, Eggbuckland, Tamerton Foliot, Plympton Saint Maurice, Plympton Saint Mary and Plymstock, which make up the modern City of Plymouth, within the ancient County of Devon, in the United Kingdom.

This site -- now in its 13th year -- has been compiled in partnership with the Plymouth Library Service and the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office and with the valued assistance of the Devon Family History Society.


  • For just over twelve years between January 7th 2002 and June 16th 2014 this space on the World Wide Web has been occupied by Brian Moseley's Plymouth Data Website - The Encyclopaedia of Plymouth History.
  • This website has now been closed and withdrawn from the Internet.
  • The email addresses associated with the website have also been closed.
  • I would like to thank the Plymouth Library Service for their constant encouragement and support and also the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office and Devon Family History Society for their unfailing support.
  • I also wish to thank Chris Bollard for helping me to get it started and the many correspondents who added information to many of the subjects or corrected ones where my accuracy was less than perfect.
  • Throughout my fifty plus years of researching and mining nuggets of local history I have been motivated by the view that I was doing something useful and important for Plymouth.  That view was completely knocked on the head in January 2013 which has resulted in my motivation being totally annihilated.  In spite of the sterling efforts made by the staff at the Record Office to provide me with some purpose, my last visit to the History Room at the Central Library took place on Monday March 24th 2014 and I only visit the Record Office now because of some volunteering work I am engaged upon.

Plymouth Data was first published on the World Wide Web on January 7th 2002

With acknowledgement to Chris Bollard for his help in launching the site