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Devonport, City of Plymouth

Devonport, formerly named Plymouth Dock or just Dock, is a district of Plymouth in the English county of Devon, although it was, at one time, the more important settlement. It became a county borough in 1889. Devonport was originally one of the "Three Towns" (along with Plymouth and East Stonehouse); these merged in 1914 to form what would become in 1928 the City of Plymouth. It is represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom as part of the Plymouth Sutton and Devonport constituency.
Administrative CountyCity of Plymouth
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX4555
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01752

Devonport, City of Plymouth in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Devonport, parl. and mun. bor., seaport, and market town, S. Devon, 231 miles SW. of London by rail -- parl. bor., 1950 ac., pop. 63,980; mun. bor., 1760 ac., pop. 48,939; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; stands on the Hamoaze, or estuary of the Tamar, contiguous to Plymouth, of which it is a sub-port, being one of "the three towns, " Plymouth, Stonehouse, and Devonport. Until 1824 it was called Plymouth Dock. D. is the seat of one of the royal dockyards, and an important naval and military station. It is defended by a line of ramparts, and the sea entrance is protected by heavy batteries on Mount Wise. The royal dockyard, within the ramparts, covers 75 ac.; the Keyham steam dockyard, beyond the ramparts, covers 100 ac. In connection with the dockyards and fortifications are the gun wharf, the naval and military barracks, and extensive storehouses, factories, and foundries. The bor. returns 2 members to Parliament.

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