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South Coast Harbours 1698
report by Edmund Dummer and Thomas Wiltshaw


Dartmouth, Devon: 'port'; at the bottom of the estuary of the River Dart, running into the English Channel.
SX8751; sheet 202
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Dartmouth
Description of
the Harbour
Objections to
of good
Accomodation
About two Leagues Westward of Torbay is a Noble River, but Scituated between mighty high Land especially at its very Entrance, there wants no Water without or within it, nor many other improveable advantages for Shipping Publique or Private wch: may be referr'd to in a Survey taken by Order of the Year 90 But by reason of the conceived Hazards of Entring the same under the High lands and Rocky Shoares, it seems to have been rejected, and the emprovemts: for the Navy then intended were made in Ham=oze by Plymouth.

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South Coast Harbours 1698
report by Edmund Dummer and Thomas Wiltshaw

© Jean and Martin Norgate: 2002
with information courtesy of Hampshire CC Museums Service
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