Sidmouth, with a population around
12,000, situated at the mouth of the River Sid about fifteen miles to
the south east of Exeter in Devon, was, for centuries, no more than a
small fishing village. Its growth began in the early nineteenth century,
when it established a reputation as a fashionable seaside resort. Today
it remains popular with holiday makers, attracted by its pleasant
beaches, mild climate, spectacular cliffs and fine regency architecture.
The map below shows the town of Sidmouth
as it was in the mid twentieth century. Click on a selected area of the
map below to see an enlargement.