Descriptive gazetteer entries

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described South Hams like this:

South Hams, district in S. of Devon, limited interiorly by a line drawn from Tor Bay to Plymouth Sound, and spreading away to the sea in bold swells, winding combes, and rich vales; it comprises about 240 square miles, and is so fertile as to be called "the garden of Devon".

This is the only descriptive gazetter entry we have found, but you may be able to find further references to South Hams by doing a full-text search here.

Travel writing

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