South Hams  Devon


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described South Hams like this:

South Hams, district in S. of Devon, limited interiorly by a line drawn from Tor Bay to Plymouth Sound, and spreading away to the sea in bold swells, winding combes, and rich vales; it comprises about 240 square miles, and is so fertile as to be called "the garden of Devon".

South Hams through time

Click here for graphs and data of how South Hams has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after South Hams go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th June 2024

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