Dartmouth, Devon, is an ancient port
lying at the mouth of the River Dart, about thirty miles to the east of
Plymouth. A fifteenth century castle looks out over the harbour
entrance. The town museum records the rich naval history of the port,
which is home to the Royal Naval College. Today Dartmouth is a fishing
port and popular holiday resort with a population of about 7000. Thomas Newcomen was born in the town and one of his early steam engines can be
seen in the Royal Avenue Gardens.
The map below shows the features of the town of Dartmouth as it was in
the mid twentieth century. Click on a selected area of the map below to
see an enlargement.