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History of Plymouth, Devon in photos

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Geography: Plymouth - is a city on the south coast of Devon, England, about 37 miles (60 km) south-west of Exeter and 190 miles (310 km) west-south-west of London, between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west where they join Plymouth Sound to form the boundary with Cornwall.

Date of foundation: XII century

History: Plymouth's early history extends to the Bronze Age, when a first settlement emerged at Mount Batten. This settlement continued as a trading post for the Roman Empire, until it was surpassed by the more prosperous village of Sutton founded in the ninth century, now called Plymouth. During the English Civil War the town was held by the Parliamentarians and was besieged between 1642 and 1646.

Throughout the Industrial Revolution, Plymouth grew as a commercial shipping port, handling imports and passengers from the Americas, and exporting local minerals (tin, copper, lime, china clay and arsenic) while the neighbouring town of Devonport became a strategic Royal Naval shipbuilding and dockyard town. In 1914 three neighbouring independent towns, viz., the county borough of Plymouth, the county borough of Devonport, and the urban district of East Stonehouse were merged to form a single County Borough. The combined town took the name of Plymouth which, in 1928, achieved city status.

Population: 261 546

Ceremonial county: Devon

Plymouth. Citadel Gate, 1906
Citadel Gate, 1906
Plymouth. Continental Hotel
Continental Hotel
Plymouth. Derry's Clock
Derry's Clock
Plymouth. Drake and Armada Monuments
Drake and Armada Monuments
Plymouth. Drake's Memorial, the Hoe
Drake's Memorial, the Hoe
Plymouth. Eddystone Lighthouse
Eddystone Lighthouse
Plymouth. George Street
George Street
Plymouth. Guildhall Square and St. Andrew's Church
Guildhall Square and St. Andrew's Church
Plymouth. Old Elizabethan House
Old Elizabethan House
Plymouth. Pier with Drake's Island
Pier with Drake's Island
Plymouth. the Hoe
Plymouth, the Hoe
Plymouth. Royal Hotel, Derry's Clock and Railway Office
Royal Hotel, Derry's Clock and Railway Office
Plymouth. Saltash, Royal Albert Bridge, circa 1890's
Saltash, Royal Albert Bridge, circa 1890's
Plymouth. South African Memorial
South African Memorial
Plymouth. Staddon Heights and Plymouth Sound, 1906
Staddon Heights and Plymouth Sound from the Hoe, 1906
Plymouth. The Barbican
The Barbican
Plymouth. The Citadel and Cattewater from Smeaton's Tower
The Citadel and Cattewater from Smeaton's Tower
Plymouth. The Guildhall
The Guildhall
Plymouth. The Hoe
The Hoe
Plymouth. The Hoe and Naval War Memorial
The Hoe and Naval War Memorial
Plymouth. The Impregnable
The Impregnable
Plymouth. The Mayflower Stone Barbican
The Mayflower Stone Barbican
Plymouth. The Pearn Convalescent Home
The Pearn Convalescent Home
Plymouth. Union Street
Union Street

Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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