EXMOUTH , amarket-
See also:town, seaport and watering-place in the
See also:parliamentary division of Devonshire, England, at the mouth of the
See also:river Exe, 1o2 m . S.E. by S. of Exeter by the
See also:London & South-Western railway . Pop. of urban
See also:district (1901) 10,485 . In the 18th century it consisted of a
See also:primitive fishing
See also:village at the
See also:base of Beacon
See also:Hill, a height commanding
See also:fine views over the estuary and the
See also:English Channel . After its more
See also:modern terraces were built up the hillside, Exmouth became the first seaside resort in
See also:Devon . Its excellent bathing and the beauty of its
See also:coast and moorland scenery attract many visitors in summer, while it is frequented in winter by sufferers from pulmonary disease . The
See also:climate is unusually mild, as a range of hills shelters the town on the east . A
See also:promenade runs along the
See also:wall; there are
See also:golf links and public gardens, and the
See also:port is a favourite
See also:yachting centre, a regatta being held annually . Near the town is a natural
See also:harbour called the Bight . The
See also:industries include fishing,
See also:brick-making and the manufacture of Honiton
See also:lace . Exmouth was early a place of importance, and in 1347 contributed to vessels to the
See also:fleet sent to attack
See also:Calais . It once possessed a fort or " castelet," designed to command the estuary of the Exe .
This fort, which was garrisoned for the
See also:king during the
See also:Civil War, was blockaded and captured by Colonel Shapcoate in 1646 .
1ST VISCOUNT EDWARD PELLEW EXMOUTH (1757-1833)
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