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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Dartmouth within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Dartmouth, mun. bor., seaport, market town, and par., S. Devon, on the W. side of the estuary of the Dart, opposite Kingswear, which is 228 miles SW. of London by rail -- par., 160 ac., pop. 3216; bor., 1847 ac., pop. 5725; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper.Market-day, Friday. D. originally consisted of 3 vils.-- Clifton, Dartmouth, and Hardness. It is built on the face of a steep rock, and the streets are connected by flights of steps. The harb. is commodious and perfectly safe, and is defended at its entrance by a battery of 5 guns. The maritime trade is now confined to coasting, and to the shipment of barley, cider, potatoes, &c. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Ocean steamers frequently call at D. for coaling purposes. On the N. side of the harb. is a lighthouse, with fixed light seen 11 miles.