Plympton, Plymouth

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Plympton is a settlement in Plymouth, Plymouth

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Plympton within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Plympton in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Plympton.-- (or Plympton Earls or Maurice), small market town with ry. sta., Devon, near the river Plym, 1 mile SE. of the sta. and 4½ E. of Plymouth, 232 ac., pop. 1146; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Friday. Plympton is an ancient place, and was long a borough by prescription, sending 2 members to Parliament from Edward I. until 1832. At the E. end of the town are the relics of a castle said to have been demolished in the reign of King Stephen. At the grammar school, a well-endowed institution founded in 1658, Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), a native of Plympton, received his education. In addition to the weekly markets there are markets on the first Monday of every month for horses, cattle, and sheep, and several fairs are held annually. Plympton House, once the seat of the Treby family, is now a lunatic asylum.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Plympton St Mary, par. and vil., Devon - par. (containing Ridgeway, Colebrook, Underwood, and other vils.), 10,211 ac., pop. 3573; vil., near Plympton sta. and 4i miles NE. of Plymouth.

Plympton in the Domesday Book

A village in Plympton hundred, in the county of Devon.

Two manors recorded in Domesday. is a Good Stuff website.