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Lyme Regis

The now popular Dorset seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with a population of around 4000, was at one time a busy medieval port. It played a part against the Spanish Armada, sending five ships to join Drake’s fleet. Earlier, in the thirteenth century, the “Regis” was added to the town’s name since Edward I used the harbour as a base in his battles with the French. A favourite of Jane Austin, Lyme Regis features in her novels and offers visitors fine views along the bay to Golden Cap, the highest cliff on England’s south coast. The old, well sheltered harbour, known as the Cobb, is now a haven for pleasure boats. The map below shows the town of Lyme Regis as it was in the mid twentieth century. Click on a selected area of the map below to see an enlargement.

Lyme Regis map

Map of Lyme Regis

Old map of the town of Lyme Regis circa 1950

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Lyme Regis Map

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