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Wembury, Devon

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Wembury, Devon

Wembury is a village on the south coast of Devon, very close to Plymouth Sound. Wembury is also the name of the peninsula in which the village is situated. The village lies in the administrative district of the South Hams within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The South West Coast Path goes past the coastal end of the town. The National Trust has taken an active role in maintaining the scenic and historic characteristics of the village and its surrounding area.
DistrictSouth Hams
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX5248
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

Wembury, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wembury, coast par. and vil., Devon - par., 3134 ac., pop. 551; vil., at mouth of river Tamar, 6 miles SE. of Plymouth; in vicinity is South Weinbury House, seat.

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