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Malborough

Located roughly midway between Kingsbridge and Salcombe in the rolling hills of the South Hams and some two miles from the coast the village of Malborough could, in 1861, boast no fewer than 497 houses and a population of 2,388. Today the...

The Clock Tower on Totnes High Street
Standing at the head of the Dart estuary, the market town of Totnes boasts a population of 8,076 and is the administrative centre of the South Hams. A thriving centre for music, art, theatre and natural health, there is a sizeable alternative New...
Stoke Gabriel, seen from the pontoon

Nestling in the green rolling hills of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty in a creek on the eastern banks of the River Dart between Totnes and Dartmouth and the sea, the village was once the centre of the Dart Salmon industry. Today a few...

Ugborough

According to White’s Devonshire Directory of 1850, “Ugborough is a neat and pleasant village, on the slopes of an eminence, surrounded by higher hills, two and a half miles east of Ivybridge, and north north east of Modbury, and one and...

Stoke Fleming

The village of Stoke Fleming lies 100 metres above the waters of Start Bay in South Devon, on the A379 road that runs from Dartmouth along the shores of the bay and then inland to Kingsbridge on the Salcombe estuary.

Brixham

Still one of the busiest fishing ports in the UK, Brixham remains a working town. Originally two separate communities, with Cowtown at the top of the hill being where farmers lived and Fishtown, at the bottom, where the seamen lived. The two were...

Ermington

The village occupies a steeply sloping site on the south-east facing side of the Erme valley a mile or so closer to Dartmoor in the north than the sea four miles to its south.

Fore Street, Ivybridge
Lying about nine miles to the east of Plymouth, beside the A38 Devon Expressway and at the southern end of Dartmoor, Ivybridge is the largest town in the South Hams. Billing itself as ‘The Gateway to the Moors’, its name comes from the bridge over...

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