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Ivybridge, Devon

Ivybridge Listen/ˈaɪvibrɪdʒ/ is a small town and civil parish in the South Hams, in Devon, England. It lies about 9 miles east of Plymouth. It is at the southern extremity of Dartmoor, a National Park of England and Wales and lies along the A38 "Devon Expressway" road. Ivybridge has a population of 12,056. Mentioned in documents as early as the 13th century, Ivybridge's early history is marked by its status as an important crossing-point over the River Erme on the Exeter-to-Plymouth route.
DistrictSouth Hams
Post townIVYBRIDGE
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX6356
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01752
Population12,056 (2001)
 

Other names by which Ivybridge, Devon has been known in the past

Ivy Bridge

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

Ivybridge, small town with ry. sta., Cornwood, Ermington, Harford, and Ugborough pars., Devon, on river Erme, 10 miles NE. of Plymouth by rail, pop. 1587; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; has 3 paper mills (Ivybridge, Lee, and Stowford), employing a large proportion of the inhabitants.

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