Torbay, England

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Torbay is a settlement in Paignton, England

Other current and historical names

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

Torbay in historic gazetteers

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

Tor Bay, in SE. of Devon; extends from Hopes Nose on the N. to Berry Head on the S.; measures 4½ miles across the entrance, penetrates 3½ miles, is nearly semicircular in sweep, and is an important haven for ocean-bound ships that encounter rough weather from the westward; was the landing-place of the Prince of Orange, November 5, 1688, and was a common anchoring-ground of the Channel Fleet under Lord St Vincent. is a Good Stuff website.