British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » City of Plymouth » Plymstock, City of Plymouth - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Plymstock, City of Plymouth

Local area map loading...

Plymstock, City of Plymouth

Plymstock is a civil parish and commuter suburb of Plymouth in the English county of Devon. The earliest surviving documentary reference to the place is as Plemestocha in the Domesday Book and its name is derived from Old English meaning either "outlying farm with a plum-tree" or, if it is short for Plympton Stock, "outlying farm belonging to Plympton". Situated on the east bank of the River Plym it is geographically and historically part of the South Hams.
Administrative CountyCity of Plymouth
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX5153
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

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

Plemestoch ~ Plemestocha

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

Plymstock, par., township, and vil., Devon - par. (containing Hooe eccl. dist.), 3736 ac. and 311 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 3174; township, 3559 ac. and 239 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 3169; vil., 3 miles SE. of Plymouth; P.O.; has large quarries.

Your comments about Plymstock, City of Plymouth

What do you know about Plymstock, City of Plymouth? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus