Kingsbridge  Devon


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

Kingsbridge.-- market town, small port, and par. (ry. sta. Kingsbridge Road, 10 miles N.), Devon, at head of Salcombe Haven, 12 miles SW. of Totnes and 34 SW. of Exeter, 150 ac., pop. 1527; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 4 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. Kingsbridge is the centre of business for a large extent of country called the South Hams, and has a considerable agricultural trade as well as a fair trade coastwise. ...

Some of the inhabitants are engaged in the fishing industry. The church is nearly five centuries old. In the Town Hall is. an interesting museum. John Walcott (Peter Pindar, 1738-1819) was a native.

Kingsbridge through time

Kingsbridge 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 Kingsbridge itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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