Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Salcombe within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Salcombe, town, Malborough par., Devon, on W. side of Salcombe Haven, 4 miles S. of Kingsbridge, pop. 1826; P.O., T.O., 1 newspaper. Salcombe is a small town, built on the steep side of a hill; the climate here is said to be the warmest on the SW. coast of England; shipbuilding, brewing, and fishing are carried on. Salcombe Haven is a sea-inlet, penetrating to Kingsbridge, and affording safe anchorage to vessels of 200 tons. Near the town stands Salcombe Castle, a ruined fortress, taken and dismantled by the Parliamentarians during the great Civil War.