Appledore Historical Society


A very warm welcome to the Appledore Historical Society.

The Appledore Historical Society (AHS) was formed during the Autumn of 1995 and is an ongoing and evolving Village Society. We hope our site shows you a little of what we are about and share the wealth of Appledore history.

If this is your first visit then we would recommend you reading About AHS which gives a little information on the main areas of focus for the AHS and the Village of Appledore, Devon.

For the latest information, peruse the AHS News. Or if you are local to the area, you may be able to attend

one of our Events on the AHS Calendar where we display some of the local information we have found. Otherwise, the AHS Archive Catalogue on the left will give you a little taster of our collection.

If any of what you see arouses your interest and you would like to know more, or if you have any comments regarding this site, please feel free to write to us at

You can follow AHS on Twitter and join the open 'Appledore History Group' where we post the latest AHS News, Events and Comments, where your welcome to join in the conversation.

We hope you enjoy your visit!So lets get started with some interesting facts about Appledore!

  • The main Quay of Appledore is not the original Quay, it was West Quay on Irsha Street.
  • Appledore has had 5 Quays, Benson Quay, New Quay, Narrow Quay, New Quay, West Quay.
  • The present main Quay has been altered and extended 3 times... and still not finished!
  • The Chanters Folly appears in the poster for Shell 'You can be sure of Shell'.

So in 875 the story begins.....see Appledore Timeline for the overview of History.

New information is being added all the time so check back soon!