Torquay from the Beacon (1870)

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Devon West Country Studies sB/TOR 7/1871/ROC
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SC3231-2
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Publication Details
Date
1870
Place
Publisher
Scope and Content
White, William. History, gazetteer, and directory of Devonshire. Sheffield: William White, 1850. pp. 446-7.The Quay and Piers, which enclose a basin 500 by 300 feet, were formed under an act of parliament obtained in 1803, but the western pier was not completed till many years afterwards. A small Market Place was built near the strand, in 1823 ; but in 1849, the Torquay Market Company obtained an act of parliament for the erection of a spacious Market Place, Slaughter Houses, &c. ; and these and other improvements are now in progress. The markets, held every Tuesday and Friday, are well supplied with all kinds of provisions. Gas Works were constructed in 1835, by a company of proprietors, in £5 shares. The government of the town is vested with a body of commissioners, who are elected annually, under a local act of parliament. It is well supplied with water, brought in iron pipes from springs in the neighbourhood, and is within the limits of the port of Dartmouth. Its commerce consists chiefly in the importation of coal, timber, and other articles for home consumption ; but it has a small trade with Newfoundland, and a number of coasting vessels trading to London, &c. ; as well as steam packets, which ply regularly to Guernsey, Jersey, Plymouth, Portsmouth, and Southampton.[Text may be taken from a different source or edition than that listed as the source by Somers Cocks.]
Format
Steel l.engr vign
Dimensions
62x92mm
Note
Rock & Co. ; no. 1143. 27 Apr 1870
Aspects
From the Beacon
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Dates
1870