Torquay. From Park Terrace ([1835?])

Rowe, George
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[1835?]
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A guide to the watering places, on the coast, between the Exe and the Dart. Teignmouth: E. Croydon, 1818. pp. 5-6.Sir Lawrence Palk and Mr. Cary, (whose delightful grounds embellish as they adjoin the place,) both have contributed all in their power to foster up this infant colony. Great sums of money were expended by the late worthy Baronet in building houses suitable for genteel families to inhabit, as well as an Hotel, Warehouses, &. but his most arduous undertaking was the constructing a Pier, in order to make this small Creek of Torbay a Port. Had this patriotic endeavour been seconded by any projectors cutting a canal from Newton to Torquay, the expense of which was estimated at £40,000; Torquay might have been a grand depot for the Newfoundland trade, and the intended navigation would have afforded every supply for the refitting of shipping, as well as furnished a trade for the same accommodations that now pass down by Mr. Templer's Canal into the Teignmouth river; but unluckily in this country, want of spirit and want of money has damped the spirits of our canal projectors, and this useful measure has been neglected.[Text may be taken from a different source or edition than that listed as the source by Somers Cocks.]
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Lithograph
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140x203mm
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From Park Terrace
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1835