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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Devonport within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Devonport, parl. and mun. bor., seaport, and market town, S. Devon, 231 miles SW. of London by rail -- parl. bor., 1950 ac., pop. 63,980; mun. bor., 1760 ac., pop. 48,939; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; stands on the Hamoaze, or estuary of the Tamar, contiguous to Plymouth, of which it is a sub-port, being one of "the three towns, " Plymouth, Stonehouse, and Devonport. Until 1824 it was called Plymouth Dock. D. is the seat of one of the royal dockyards, and an important naval and military station. It is defended by a line of ramparts, and the sea entrance is protected by heavy batteries on Mount Wise. The royal dockyard, within the ramparts, covers 75 ac.; the Keyham steam dockyard, beyond the ramparts, covers 100 ac. In connection with the dockyards and fortifications are the gun wharf, the naval and military barracks, and extensive storehouses, factories, and foundries. The bor. returns 2 members to Parliament.