Place:Teignmouth, Devon, England

Alt namesEast Teignmouthsource: Family History Library Catalog
West Teignmouthsource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates50.55°N 3.5°W
Located inDevon, England
See alsoTeignbridge Hundred, Devon, Englandhundred of which Teignmouth was a part
Teignbridge District, Devon, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been a part since 1974
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Teignmouth is a town and civil parish in Teignbridge in the English county of Devon, situated on the north bank of the estuary mouth of the River Teign about 14 miles south of Exeter. It has a population of 14,749. In 1690, it was the last place in England to be invaded by a foreign power. The town grew from a fishing port associated with the Newfoundland cod industry to a fashionable resort of some note in Georgian times, with further expansion after the opening of the South Devon Railway in 1846. Today, its port still operates and the town remains a popular seaside holiday location. Teignmouth was the first town in Devon to receive Fairtrade Town status.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Teignmouth from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles of 1887:

"Teignmouth, market town, seaport, and watering-place, Devon, at mouth of river Teign, 15 miles S. of Exeter and 209 miles SW. of London by rail, 1238 ac., pop. 7120; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. The town consists of the two parishes of East Teignmouth (745 ac., pop. 2482) and West Teignmouth (493 ac., pop. 4638). East Teignmouth is the watering-place; West Teignmouth is the port and place of business. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) The chief industries are shipbuilding and fishing.
"Two of the principal objects of interest are the Den, a promenade formed from a sandbank between the town and the sea, and the wooden bridge, of 34 arches and 1672 ft. long, the longest wooden bridge in England, which connects Teignmouth with the village of Shaldon. Teignmouth furnished its quota of ships and men to the siege of Calais in 1347, and was thrice burnt by the French, twice about that time, and again in 1690."
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Teignmouth was a parish in the ancient hundred of Teignbridge, a registration district from 1837 until 1930, and an urban district from 1894 until 1974. It is now part of the district municipality called the Teignbridge District.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Teignmouth. It includes a long history section.

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