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Teignmouth, Devon

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Teignmouth, Devon

Teignmouth is a town and civil parish in Teignbridge in the English county of Devon, situated on the north bank of the estuary mouth of the River Teign about 14 miles south of Exeter. It has a population of 14,413. In 1690, it was the last place in England to be invaded by a foreign power.
DistrictTeignbridge
Post townTeignmouth
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX9473
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 code01626
Population14,413 (2001)
 

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

Tegnton ~ Teignemouth

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

Teignmouth, market town, seaport, and watering-place, Devon, at mouth of river Teign, 15 miles S. of Exeter and 209 miles SW. of London by rail, 1238 ac., pop. 7120; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. The town consists of the two parishes of East Teignmouth (745 ac., pop. 2482) and West Teignmouth (493 ac., pop. 4638). East Teignmouth is the watering-place; West Teignmouth is the port and place of business. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) The chief industries are shipbuilding and fishing. Two of the principal objects of interest are the Den, a promenade formed from a sandbank between the town and the sea, and the wooden bridge, of 34 arches and 1672 ft. long, the longest wooden bridge in England, which connects Teignmouth with the village of Shaldon. Teignmouth furnished its quota of ships and men to the siege of Calais in 1347, and was thrice burnt by the French, twice about that time, and again in 1690.

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