Place:


Start Point  Devon

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Start Point like this:

START POINT, a headland in the S of Devon; 9½ miles S by W of Dartmouth. A lighthouse was erected on it in 1836; and shows both a revolving light for the open channel, and a fixed-light for inshore. S. bay extends about 7 miles from the headland northward; but makes only a slight incurvature on the coast.

Additional information about this locality is available for Stokenham

Start Point through time

Start Point is now part of South Hams district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Hams has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Start Point itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Start Point, in South Hams and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/26013

Date accessed: 19th October 2019


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