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Kingswear, Devon

Kingswear is a village and civil parish in the South Hams area of the English county of Devon. The village is located on the east bank of the tidal River Dart, close to the river's mouth and opposite the small town of Dartmouth. It lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and has a population of 1,332. Kingswear is noted for being the railhead for Dartmouth, a role continued to this day by the presence of the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway in the village.
DistrictSouth Hams
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX8851
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 code01803
Population1,332 (2001)

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

Kingswear, par. and vil. with ry. sta., in SE. of Devon, on E. side of the estuary of the Dart, opposite Dartmouth, 97 ac., pop. 488; P.O. Kingswear is the ry. sta. for Dartmouth, with which it communicates by steam ferry; in vicinity of vil. are the ruins of Kingswear Castle. At Kingswear is a lighthouse 36 ft. high, with fixed light (Dartmouth) 85 ft. above high water and seen 11 miles.

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