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Salcombe, Devon

Salcombe is a town in the South Hams district of Devon, south west England. The town is close to the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary, built mostly on the steep west side of the estuary and lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
DistrictSouth Hams
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX7339
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01548
Population1,893 (2001 census)

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

Salcombe, town, Malborough par., Devon, on W. side of Salcombe Haven, 4 miles S. of Kingsbridge, pop. 1826; P.O., T.O., 1 newspaper. Salcombe is a small town, built on the steep side of a hill; the climate here is said to be the warmest on the SW. coast of England; shipbuilding, brewing, and fishing are carried on. Salcombe Haven is a sea-inlet, penetrating to Kingsbridge, and affording safe anchorage to vessels of 200 tons. Near the town stands Salcombe Castle, a ruined fortress, taken and dismantled by the Parliamentarians during the great Civil War.

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