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South Coast Harbours 1698
report by Edmund Dummer and Thomas Wiltshaw


Exmouth, Devon: 'port'; at end of the estuary of the River Exe, below Exeter, running into the English Channel.
SY0081; sheet 192
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Exmouth.
Description of
the Rivers Mouth
Altogether unfit
for the
improvemts:
sought for
River further Westward and two Leagues short of Torbay is found incombred wth: many inconveniences, the entrance into it (which is about 7 Miles from the City of Exeter) is almost filled wth: Rocks and Shoales continuing above a Mile in Length, These divide the Water into various and broken Channells and difficult passages, and seems insuperable to any Ordinary use, soe that without enlarging upon any other the inconveniences, and disadvantages thereof; Here are noe Qualifications fit to be recommended for any of our Emprovemts.

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South Coast Harbours 1698
report by Edmund Dummer and Thomas Wiltshaw

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