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The Coasts of Devon and Lundy Island:

Their Towns, Villages, Scenery, Antiquities and Legends

by

John Lloyd Warden Page

London: Horace Cox, Windsor House, Bream's Buildings, E.C. (1895), maps, illus., 444 pp.

Prepared by Michael Steer

The author has written a number of books, for example, his Explorations of Dartmoor and its Antiquities(1889), An Exploration of Exmoor(1890), and The Rivers of Devon: From Source to Sea (1893). They are generally regarded as 'Bibles' by students of Devon's history. This copiously illustrated book, held at the University of Toronto Library was produced from a digital copy that can be downloaded from https://archive.org/details/coastsofdevonlun00pageuoft
Microsoft (MSN) has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

CONTENTS,

CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY.
 

Coast Scenery, The North Coast, The South Coast, Climate, Geology, River Estuaries, Harbours and Seaports, Fishing Stations, Watering Places, Historical Associations


 

PART I. THE COAST OF NORTH DEVON.

CHAPTER II.

THE BORDERS OF DEVON AND SOMERSET.
 

On the Moorland, Coaches County Gate, Old Barrow, The Seaward Slopes, Valley of the Lyn, Coscombe, Glenthorne, The Coast Pathway, The Foreland, A Foggy Incident, The Gun, Caverns, Countisbury.


 

CHAPTER III.

LYNMOUTH AND ITS SURROUNDINGS.
 

Countisbury Hill, Coach Accidents, An Earthwork, Lynmouth, Glen Lyn, The Cliff Railway, Lynton, Valley of Rocks, Legends Ring, Cliff Cove, Duty Point, Lee Abbey, Story of the Wichehalses, The Doones.


 

CHAPTER IV.

MARTINSHOE, TRENTISHOE, AND "THE GREAT HANGMAN.
 

Lee Bay, The Smuggler and the Exciseman, Crock Meads, Woodabay, Martinhoe, North Devon Cottages, Martinhoe Church, Bishop Hannington, Hollow Combe, High Veer, Heddon's Mouth, Hunter's Inn, Trentishoe, An Old Man Yarn, Holdstone Down, Sherracombe, The Great Hangman, Miners' Caves


 

CHAPTER V.

COMBE MARTIN.
 

The Little Hangman, Yes Tor, Challacombe Farm, The Mines of Combe Martin, Wild Pear Beach, Combe Martin, Combe Martin Church, The Last of the Martins, Thomas Harding, A Quaint Festival.


 

CHAPTER VI.

THROUGH BERRYNARBOR AND WATERMOUTH.
 

The Castle Earthwork, Sandy Way, Watermouth, Smallmouth Caves, Berrynarbor, Bishop Jewel, Manor House, A Healthy Place, Dangerously Old, Sloe Gin, Watermouth Harbour and Castle, Widmouth Head, Rillage Point, Interesting Rocks, Hele, Chambercombe, A Ghost Story.


 

CHAPTER VII.

ILFRACOMBE.
 

Chambercombe, Trayne, Hillsborough, Rapparee Cove, Ilfracombe Harbour, Lantern Hill, History of Ilfracombe, The Town, The Capstone, Wildersmouth, Runnacleaves, The Torrs, Climate, Church, An Old Monument.


 

CHAPTER VIII.

MORTEHOE.
 

The Road to Lee, Over the Torrs, Cairn Top, Lee Damage, John Cutcliffe, A Smuggler's Hole, Wreck of the Leamington, Bull Point, A Pleasant Musical Instrument, Rockham Bay, Mortehoe, A Doubtful Cromlech, Morty Well, Mortehoe Church, De Tracey


 

CHAPTER IX.

BETWEEN MORTE POINT AND BIDEFORD BAR.
 

Tasteless Architecture, Another Cromlech, Barricane Beach, Woolacombe, A Brig Ashore, Woolacombe Sands, Georgeham, Croyde, Croyde Bay, Baggy Point, A Dangerous Cave, Saunton Down, Saunton Court, A Boulder out of Place, Braunton Burrows, Mouth of the Torridge and Taw.


 

CHAPTER X.

APPLEDORE AND CLOVELLY.
 

Instow, Appledore, Hubba the Dane, Bloody Corner, Northam, Burrough, Westward Ho, The Pebble Ridge, Abbotsham, Portledge, Sir William Coffin and the Priest, Peppercombe, Buck's Mill, Hobby Drive, Clovelly.


 

CHAPTER XI.

HARTLAND.
 

A Remote District, Clovelly Church, The Carys, Clovelly Park, Gallantry, Bower Mouth Mill, Exmansworthy, On Samplers, Hartland Point, The Pony and the Foghorn, Smoothlands, Blackmouth, Hartland Abbey, Stoke, St. Nectan, A Bellicose Parish.


 

CHAPTER XII.

THE BORDERLAND OF DEVON AND CORNWALL.
 

Mouths, Hartland Quay, Catterin Tor, Spekesmouth, Henbury Beacon, Welcombe, An Eccentric Parson, "Jollow's", Welcombe Mouth, Cruel Coppinger, Marsland Mouth.


 

PART II. LUNDY ISLAND.

CHAPTER XIII.

A GENERAL DESCRIPTION.
 

Appearance, Geology, Climate, Fogs, Wrecks, The Islanders, The Island Polity, Cultivation, An "Explosive" Story, Mammalia, Birds, Fishing.


 

CHAPTER XIV.

THE ISLAND KINGDOM.
 

How and Where to Land, An Unpleasant Experience, The Gannet, The Parson's Predicament, The Voyage from Instow, The Landing Place, The Road, Lametry, Rat Island, The Owner's Residence, The Manor House, Church, and School, A Pleasant Service, Kistvaens, A Gigantic Skeleton, The Lighthouse St. Helen's Church.


 

CHAPTER XV.

FROM MARISCO CASTLE TO JOHN o' GROATS.
 

Marisco Castle, The Mariscos, A Turbulent Race, Despenser and Edward the Second, A Nest of Pirates, Benson's Cave, Benson and his Villainies, The Rattles, The Seal's Cave, The Devil's Limekiln, The Shutter, Wreck of the Galleon, Friar's Garden, Quarter Wall, The Earthquake, The Punchbowl, The Cheeses, Jenny's Cove, The Gladstone Rock, The Round Tower, The Devil's Slide, John o' Groat's.


 

CHAPTER XVI.

LUNDY: THE EASTERN COAST.
 

The North End, The Constable, The Virgin's Well, The Gannet Stone, Plans for Harbour of Refuge, Brazen Ward, A French Ruse, The Gull Rock, Tibbet's Hill, The Templar Rock, The Logan, The Granite Quarries, Wrecks of the Tunisie and Hannah More.


 

PART III. THE SOUTH COAST OF DEVON.

CHAPTER XVII.

PLYMOUTH.
 

A Walk Down the Tamar, The Hamoaze, Plymouth Sound, The Hoe, Story of the Eddystone, The Breakwater, Drake's Island, The Citadel, History of Plymouth, The Black Prince, The French Descents, A Big Pie, Catharine of Arragon, Bryans Poole and the Hawkins' Street, Blackpool, Stoke Fleming, Gallant's Bower, Dartmouth Harbour, Dartmouth Castle.


 

CHAPTER XXIII.

DARTMOUTH AND BRIXHAM.
 

Dartmouth, St. Saviour's Church, John Hawley, Townstall, History of Dartmouth, Kingswear, Down Head Sharpham Point, Berry Head, Old Forts, Landing of William of Orange, Varwell and his Adventure, Napoleon's Visit, " Resurrection Bob", Brixham Quay and " Brixham Lords",


 

CHAPTER XXIV.

ABOUT TORBAY.
 

Paignton, The Palace, the Church, and the Kirkhams, Torquay, A Lotus Land, Torre Abbey, De Bruiere's Revenge, Chapel on Torre Hill, Climate of Torquay, Daddy's Hole and its Legend, Meadfoot, Ilsham, Grange, Kent's Cavern, Anstis Cove, Anecdote of Bishop Philpotts.


 

CHAPTER XXV.

OVER THE RED CLIFFS.
 

Walls Hill, Babbacombe ,The Story of an Attempted Execution, Oddicombe, Petit Tor, Watcombe, Terra Cotta Works, The Teignmouth Road, Shaldon Bridge, Teignmouth, Its Churches, The Parson and Clerk Rocks, Dawlish, The Warren.


 

CHAPTER XXVI.

FROM EXMOUTH TO SIDMOUTH.
 

Exmouth, Littleham, West Down Beacon, Woodbury Castle, Hayes Barton and Sir Walter Raleigh, The Introduction of Tobacco, Budleigh Salterton, The River Otter, Ladram Bay, High Peak, Sidmouth, A Ridiculous River.


 

CHAPTER XXVII.

FROM SIDMOUTH TO SEATON.
 

Salcombe Hill, Salcombe Regis, Dunscombe, Weston Mouth, Petrifying Springs, Branscombe, An Ill-kept Church, Beer Head, Beer, Beer and the Armada, Lace making, The Prince Consort's Wedding, Lace.


 

CHAPTER XXVIII.

OVER THE WHITE CLIFFS.
 

Beer Quarries, The Cove and the Capstan, The White Cliff, Seaton, Moridunum, Bovey House and its Ghost, A Blocked Haven, Battle of Brunanberg.


 

CHAPTER XXIX.

THROUGH THE LANDSLIP.
 

Mouth of the Axe, The Concrete Bridge, Haven Cliff, Culverhole Point, The Landslip, A Great Subsidence, Rowsedon, A Rough Undercliff , The County Boundary, Lyme Regis.

 

INDEX

Abbotsham, 145
Amyas Leigh at Lundy, 223
Anstis Cove, 371
Appledore, 136
Armada, The, 261
Arragon, Catherine of, at Plymouth, 259
Avon, Estuary of the River, 304
Axe, The River, 426, 428
Babbacombe, 374
Baggy Point, 128
Bantham, 304
Barbican, The, 278
Barricane Beach, 118
Beacon Hill, 208
Beer and the Armada, 416
    Beer, 415
    Cove, 422
    Head, 414
    Quarries, 420
Beesands, 327, Dogs of, 328
Benson the Smuggler, 218, his Cave, 218
Berry Head, 348
Berrynarbor, 72
Bicton, 400
Bigbury, 302, Bay, 295, 308
Bishop Hannington, 43, Jewel, 75
Blackpool, 335
Black Church Rock, 161, Mouth, 167
Black Prince at Plymouth, 254
Blake, Admiral, 266
Bloody Corner, 140
Bloody Hills, 128
Bolbury Down, 310
Bolt Head, 314, Tail, 309
Borough Island, 304
Bovisand Bay, 281
Branscombe, 409
Braunton Burrows, 132, Lighthouses, 132
Brazen Ward, The, 236
Britte, Walter, 286
Brixham, Cavern at, 356
    Lords, 359
    Trawlers, 358
    Quay, 356
Buck's Mills, 149
Budleigh Salterton, 395
Bull Hole and the Bull, 313
    Point, 108
Burrough and Amyas Leigh, 141
    Stephen, 141
Cairn Top, 103
Cary, Will, 158
Castle, The, 69
Castle Rock, 31
Cattedown, 280, Remains near, 280
Catterin Tor, 176
Cattewater, The, 257
Challacombe (see West Challacombe)
Chambercombe, 81, Legend of, 82
Cheeses, The, 226
Cliff Railway A, 29
Clovelly, 151
    Church, 157
    Court, 159
    and Charles Kingsley, 153
    Dykes, 155
Coach Accidents, 25
Coffin, Sir Wm., and the Priest, 147
Coddow Combe, 20
Combe Martin, 61, Mines of, 57
Constable, The, 230
Coscombe, 17
Cosgate, 12
Countisbury Common, 21, Village, 23
Crazy Kate, 154
Crock Meads, 40
Crock Point, 40
Cromlech, A Doubtful, 112
    above Twitchen Combe, 118
Croscombe, Sir Robert, 19
Croyde, 126, Bay, 127
Cruel Coppinger, Story of, 179
Culverhole Point, 431
Cutcliffe, John, 106
Daddy Hole Plain, 367, Legend of, 367
Damage Farm, 106
Dart, Mouth of the, 337
Dartmouth, 342
    Castle, 339
    Harbour, 338
    History of, 345
Dawlish, 383
De Bruiere's Revenge, 364
Den, The, 379
Desolate Combe, 19
Devil's Chimney, The, 227
Devil's Cheesewring, The, 32
    Kitchen, 202
    Limekiln, 220
    Slide, 229
Devonport, 273, Leat, 275
Devonshire Roads, 100
De Whichehalses, The, 34
Ditchen Hills, 155
Doones, The, 35
Down Head, 348
Drake, Sir Francis, 262
Drake's Island, 251
Dunscombe Farm, 408
Durl Head, 348
Earl of Rone, Hunting of the, 67
Earthquake, The, 225
Eddystone, Story of the, 247
Edward II and Lundy Island, 215
Eldern Point, 164
Erme, The River, 298
Exe, Estuary of the River, 386
Exmoor, 11
Exmouth, 388
Explosive Story, An, 192
Fishing Stations, 6
Foreland, The, 19, 20
French Ruse, A, 236
    Attacks on Dartmouth, 336, 345
Friar's Garden, The, 224
Gallant's Bower, 337
Gallantry Bower, 160
Galleon, Wreck of the, 221
Gannet, A Voyage in the, 198, 200
Gannet Stone, 234
Geology, 3,
    of Kent's Cavern, 369
    of Lundy Island, 185
    of Rillage, 80
    of Saunton, 131
    of Thurlestone, 306
    of Westward Ho, 144
Georgeham, 123
George the Third at Plymouth, 274
Gladstone Rock, The, 227
Glen Lyn, 28
Glenthorne, 17
Golden Cove, 71
Granite Quarries, Lundy, 239
Gun Caverns, The, 22
Half Way Wall, The, 226
Hallowe'en, Wreck of the, 312
Hallsands, 327
Hangman, The Great, 50, The Little, 55
Ham Stone, The, 313
Hannah More, Wreck of the, 241
Hannington, Bishop, 43
Harding, Thomas, 67
Hartland Abbey, 168
Church, 169
Point, 164
Town, 168
Quay, 175
Hawker, Rev. R. S., 178
Hawley, John, 343
Hayes Barton, 393
Health Resorts, 6
Heddon's Mouth, 46
Heaven, Rev. Mr., 190, 204, 210
Hele, 81, Sir John, 287
Henbury Beacon, 177
High Peak, 399
High Veer, 46
Hillsborough, 85
History of Devonshire Coasts, 7
Hobby Drive, The, 150
Holdstone Down, 49
Hollow Combe, 46
Hope, 307
Hope's Nose, 368
Hubba the Dane, 139, 208
Hubblestone, 139
Hughes, Rev. G., 252
Hunters' Inn, 48
Ilfracombe Harbour, 87
    History of, 91
    Town, 93
    Church, 96
    Torrs, 102
Ilsham Grange, 369
Instow, 135
Jenny's Cove, 227
Jewel, Bishop, 75
Johnson, Dr., at Plymouth, 268
John O'Groat's House, 229
Jollow's, 178
Kent's Cavern, 369
Kent, Sir Kenneth, Legend of, 370
Kingsley, Charles, and Clovelly, 153
Kingswear, 347
    Castle, 341
Lace Manufacture, 410, 418
Ladram Bay, 398
Lambert, General, and Drake's Island, 252
Lametry, Peninsula of, 201, 202
Landlord's Invitation, A., 127
Landslip, The, 431
Lane, Rev. Wm., 301
Lannacombe Mill, 322
Lantern Hill, 89
Laywell, The, 354
Leamington, Loss of the, 307
Lee, 104, Abbey, 34
Lee Bay (Lynton), 39
Lee and the Babbacombe Murder, 375
    Mount, 383
Littleham, 391
Logan, Lundy Island, 238
Lot's Wife, 376
Lundy Island, 184
    Climate of, 187
    People of, 189
    Customs of, 190
    Cultivation of, 191
    Fauna of, 193
    Birds of, 194
    Fishing, 196
    Landing on, 197
    Voyage to, 200
    Landing Place, 203
    Lighthouse, 208
    Church, 208
    Ecclesiastical History of, 209
    History of, 215
    Pirates, 216
    Proposed Harbour of Refuge, 234
    Quarries, 239
Lyn, The, 16
    Gorge, 27
    Cliff, 28
Lynmouth, 28
Lynton, 30
Maidencombe, 377
Manor House, Lundy, 205
Marana, Wreck of the, 323
Mariscos, The, 213
Marisco Castle, 20 1, 211
Marsland Mouth, 182
Martinhoe, 41, Bishop Hannington at, 43
Marychurch, 374
Mayflower, The, 265
Meadfoot, 368
Mewstone, The, 283, 315, 348
Mining, 51, 57
Moridunum, Site of, 400, 423
Mortehoe, 109, Church, 113
Morte Point, 110, Stone, 110
Morty Well, 112
Mothecombe, 297
Mother Melldrum, 33
Mount Edgcumbe, 245
Mount Wise, 275
Mousehole and Mousetrap, 236
Mouths, 174
Mouth Mill, 161
Napoleon at Plymouth, 267
    in Torbay, 354
Newton Ferrers, 290, Church, 293
Northam, 141, Burrows, 140
North Walk, 31
North End, Lundy, 229, 232
Noss, 292, Church, 294
Oar Stone, 368
Oddicombe Sands, 373, 376
Old Barrow, 13
Otter, The River, 396
Paignton, 360
Parson and Clerk Rocks, 382, 383
Parson, The, and the Wreck, 319
Parsons', The, Adventure, 199
Passmore, Lucy, 182
Pear Tree Point, 322
Pebble Ridge, 143
Peppercombe, 148
Petit Tor, 376
Petrifying Springs, 409
Phillpotts, Bishop, Anecdote of, 372
Pie, a Colossal, 258
Pirates at Lundy Island, 216
Plymouth, History of, 253
    Sound, 246
    Hoe, 246
    Breakwater, 251
    Citadel, 252
    Sieges of, 265
    Town of, 260
    Leat, 262
    Old Houses in, 275
Poole, and Sir John Hawkins, 334
Portledge, 147
Portlemouth, 318
Potwallopers, 144
Prawle, 320
Point, 320
Princess Mary, Story of the, 353
Prince Albert and the Breeches, 418
Pudleep Gurts, 20
Punchbowl, The, 226
Quarter Wall, The, 224
Quin and the Red Mullet, 269
    and the Torbay Sole, 358
Raleigh, Sir W., Arrest of, 216, 264
    at Hayes Barton, 393
Ralph's Hole, 311
Ramillies Cove, 310
Rapparee Cove, 87
Rat Island, 201, 203
Refreshments Scanty, 300, 302
Resurrection Bob, 354
Revelstoke Church, 296
    Drive, 295, 296
Rillage Point, 79
Ringmore, 300
River Estuaries, 4
Rockham Bay, 109
Rodney Cove, 20
Rotten Pits, 311
Round Towers on Lundy, 228
Rowsedon, 434
Saint Michael's Chapel, 366
Saint Nectan, 172
Salcombe, 316
    Castle, 316
    Hill, 405
    Regis, 406
Salterne Rose, 182
Samplers, 162
Sampson's Cove, 79
Sandy Way, 71
Saunton, 130
    Down, 129
    Court, 130
Seadogs' of Devon, 260
Seals' Cave, 219
Seakale, Introduction of, 331
Seaports, 5
Seaton, 423
Sewer Mill Cove, 312
Shagstone, The, 282
Shag Rock, The, 368
Shaldon, 377
Sherracombe, 49
Shipload Bay, 164
Shutter Rock, The, 220
Sid, The River, 403
Sidelands, The, 201, 236
Sidmouth, 401
Skeletons on Lundy Island, 207
Slapton, 332, Lea, 331
Sloe Gin, 77
Smallmouth Caves, 72
Smoothlands, 167
Smugglers, 311
Smugglers' Cave, A, 106, Lane, 382
Smuggler's Leap, The, 39
Spekesmouth (or Spokesmouth), 176
Staddon Heights, 281
Stair Hole Bottom, 314
Start Bay, 328, 335
    Point, 322
    Origin of Name, 326
Stoke Point, 295
Stoke St. Nectan, 169
    Fleming, 336
Storehouse, 272
Sugar Loaf, The, 240
Tamar, The River, 244
Taw, Estuary of River, 133
Teign, Estuary of the, 378
Teignmouth, 77
Templar Rork, The, 238
Three Quarter Wall, 228
Thurlestone, The, 306
    Church, 305
Tibbett's Hill, 238
Tobacco, Story of Introduction of, 394
Torbay, 350
Torcross, 330
Torquay, 363
Torre Abbey. 364
Torrs, The (Lynton), 24
    Camp on, 26
    (Ilfracombe), 102
Townstall Church, 344
Tracey, William de, 113, 121
Trayne Valley, 84
Trentishoe, 48
Tunisie, Wreck of the, 240
Turnchapel, 279
Valley of Rocks, 31
Varwell and William of Orange, 352
Vincent Pits, 310
Virgin's Well, The, 233
Wakeham, Sam, 283
Walls Hill, 373
Warcombe, 107
Warren, The, 385
Watcombe Terra Cotta Works, 376
Watermouth, 77, Castle, 78
Welcombe, 178, Mouth, 177
Wembury, 285
West Challacombe Farm, 55
    Down Beacon, 392
Weston Mouth, 408
Westward Ho, 142
White Ale, 307, 333
    Cliff, The, 422
    Pebble Bay, 104
Wild Pear Beach, 61
Wildersmouth, 94
William of Orange, Landing of, 351
Windbury Head, 161
Wingate Combe, 19
Woodabay, 41
Woodbury Castle, 392
Woolacombe, 119
    Sands, 123
Yealm, The River, 289
Yes Tor, 55