A small market town in Devon serving
a rich farming area known as South Hams. A busy port until the
nineteenth century, its early trade was founded on wool and shipbuilding.
Other industries have included brewing and cider making, while a steamer
service operated to Plymouth until the nineteenth century. Its
importance as a port has declined but it continues to thrive as a
shopping, tourist and boating centre.
The map below shows the town of
Kingsbridge as it was in the mid twentieth century. Click on a selected
area of the map below to see an enlargement.