Torquay Devon. ([1849?])

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Devon West Country Studies S SC3230
Devon TOR I/S
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SC3230
Location
CD 49 DVD 7
Publication Details
Date
[1849?]
Place
Publisher
Scope and Content
Cockrem's tourists' guide to Torquay and its neighbourhood. Torquay: Westley & Co.'s Library (late Cockrem), 1878. pp. 1-2.Before the dissolution of Torre Abbey, in the year 1539, there existed on the shore in its immediate vicinity, a rude pier, with a few fishermen's huts; the former built by one of the Abbots, the latter the germ of the flourishing and populous town of Torquay, with its numberless handsome villas, its commodious shops, market, railway stations, and various public buildings. It is difficult to carry back the imagination to that remote period when the now ruinous Abbey stood in its original beauty and grandeur, amidst its stately parks and avenues, while the surrounding district was inhabited by a few peasants and fishermen; and to compare the scenery as it then appeared, with the picture which the same locality now presents; the hills and shore studded in every direction with villas, for the most part embosomed in trees and shrubberies; the valleys the site of a large and flourishing town; […][Text may be taken from a different source or edition than that listed as the source by Somers Cocks.]
Format
Steel line eng vig
Dimensions
60x91mm
Note
Rock & Co. ; no. 907
Aspects
From the Beacon
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Dates
1849