Teignmouth, a town of around 14,000
people situated at the mouth of the River Teign on the south Devon
coast, has been a popular tourist resort for more than two centuries,
owing to its pleasant climate and attractive location. Teignmouth is
linked by road bridge to the attractive village of Shaldon, which lies
across the wide Teign estuary. The port of Teignmouth, which shipped the
Dartmoor granite for London Bridge in the early nineteenth century, is
still active, exporting high quality clay for the pottery industry.
The map below shows the town of Teignmouth as it was around the middle
of the twentieth century. Click on a selected area of the map below to
see an enlargement.