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Laira, City of Plymouth

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Laira, City of Plymouth

Laira /lɛˈrə/ – previously recorded as Lary poynte (1638), the Leerie (1643), and the Lairy (1802) – was originally the name given to that part of the estuary of the River Plym from the Cattewater up to Marsh Mills in Plymouth, Devon, England. The name may derive from a Celtic word corresponding to the Welsh llaeru, meaning 'to ebb'.
Administrative CountyCity of Plymouth
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX5055
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

Other names by which Laira, City of Plymouth has been known in the past

Laira Green

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

Laira (or Laira Green), par., Devon, in NE. vicinity of Plymouth, 131 ac., pop. 138; P.O.

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