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Dartmouth, Devon

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Dartmouth, Devon

Dartmouth is a town and civil parish in the English county of Devon. It is a tourist destination set on the banks of the estuary of the River Dart, which is a long narrow tidal ria that runs inland as far as Totnes. It lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and South Hams District, and has a population of 5,512.
DistrictSouth Hams
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX8751
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 code01803
Population5,512 (2001)

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

Dertmouth ~ Ludhill

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

Dartmouth, mun. bor., seaport, market town, and par., S. Devon, on the W. side of the estuary of the Dart, opposite Kingswear, which is 228 miles SW. of London by rail -- par., 160 ac., pop. 3216; bor., 1847 ac., pop. 5725; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper.Market-day, Friday. D. originally consisted of 3 vils.-- Clifton, Dartmouth, and Hardness. It is built on the face of a steep rock, and the streets are connected by flights of steps. The harb. is commodious and perfectly safe, and is defended at its entrance by a battery of 5 guns. The maritime trade is now confined to coasting, and to the shipment of barley, cider, potatoes, &c. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Ocean steamers frequently call at D. for coaling purposes. On the N. side of the harb. is a lighthouse, with fixed light seen 11 miles.

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