Drakes Island  Devon


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

DRAKE'S ISLAND, or St. Nicholas' Isle, a bold pyramidal rock in Plymouth sound, Devon; 3 furlongs SE of Bottlenose point in Stonehouse. It is about ¼ of a mile in diameter; and is strongly fortified and garrisoned.

Drakes Island through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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