This archive reflects the great diversity of the concerns and interests of The Dartington Hall Trust, from its beginnings in 1925 under the personal control of its founders, Leonard and Dorothy Elmhirst, and subsequently as a charitable enterprise.

A small number of documents and images date from earlier years when the estate was owned by the Champernowne family.

The physical Archive papers are now located at the Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7NL (Tel: +44(0)1392 888700, email:, or visit their website here).

All research takes place at the Centre and any enquiries and visits should be made there.

Requests for permission to publish any document or image or to quote from any material in a publication should be made to

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