Topsham, Devon

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Topsham is a town in Devon

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

Topsham in historic gazetteers

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

Topsham, market town and par., Devon, on river Exe - par. (partly within the parliamentary limits of Exeter), 1740 ac. (170 water), pop. 2867; town, 5¼ miles NW. of Exmouth and 5½ miles SE. of Exeter by rail; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Saturday. Topsham was the only port of Exeter prior to the opening of the ship canal in 1544, and two centuries ago enjoyed a considerable trade with Newfoundland; it still carries on some coasting trade; in the church are memorials to Admiral Sir John Duckworth (1748-1817), who forced the passage of the Dardanelles, and his son Colonel George Duckworth, who fell at Albuera.

Topsham in the Domesday Book

A village in Wonford hundred, in the county of Devon. is a Good Stuff website.