Place:Plympton, Devon, England

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NamePlympton
Alt namesPlintonasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 85
Plintonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 85
Plympton Mauricesource: Wikipedia
Plympton St Mauricesource: Wikipedia
Plympton St Marysource: Wikipedia
Plympton Erlesource: Wikipedia
TypeTown, Suburb
Coordinates50.38748°N 4.050615°W
Located inDevon, England
See alsoPlymouth, Devon, Englandborough into which it was absorbed in 1967
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Plympton, or Plympton Maurice or Plympton St Maurice or Plympton St Mary or Plympton Erle, in south-western Devon, is a populous, north-eastern suburb of the city of Plymouth of which it officially became part, along with Plymstock, in 1967. It was an ancient stannary town: an important trading centre in the past for locally mined tin, and a former seaport (before the River Plym silted up and trade moved down the river to Plymouth).

Plympton still has its own town centre (called the Ridgeway), and is itself an amalgamation of several villages, including St Mary's, St Maurice, Colebrook, Woodford, Newnham, Langage and Chaddlewood.

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