Plympton  Devon


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

Plympton.-- (or Plympton Earls or Maurice), small market town with ry. sta., Devon, near the river Plym, 1 mile SE. of the sta. and 4½ E. of Plymouth, 232 ac., pop. 1146; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Friday. Plympton is an ancient place, and was long a borough by prescription, sending 2 members to Parliament from Edward I. ...

until 1832. At the E. end of the town are the relics of a castle said to have been demolished in the reign of King Stephen. At the grammar school, a well-endowed institution founded in 1658, Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), a native of Plympton, received his education. In addition to the weekly markets there are markets on the first Monday of every month for horses, cattle, and sheep, and several fairs are held annually. Plympton House, once the seat of the Treby family, is now a lunatic asylum.

Plympton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st July 2024

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