Laira  Devon


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

LAIRA, the estuary of the river Plym, and an extra-parochial tract, in Devon; contiguous to Egg-Buckland parish, in the north-eastern vicinity of Plymouth. Laira bridge here is a five-arched cast-iron erection of 1827; is 500 feet long; was constructed at the expense of the Earl of Morley, after designs by Rendal; and was, for a time, the largest structure of its kind in England excepting that of Southwark.

Laira through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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