On the Antiquity of Dartmouth
Trans. Devon Assoc. 3 (1869). Plymouth: W Brendan & Son, pp. 130-134.
Index prepared by Michael Steer
The author was member of the Devonshire Association's Council. The Newman's were a long established Dartmouth merchant family. Dartmouth was long of strategic importance as a deep-water port for sailing vessels. The port was used as the sailing point for the Crusades of 1147 and 1190, and a creek close to Dartmouth Castle is supposed by some to be named for the vast fleets which assembled there (Warfleet Creek). It was a home of the Royal Navy from the reign of Edward III and was twice surprised and sacked during the Hundred Years' War, after which the mouth of the estuary was closed every night with a great chain. The narrow mouth of the Dart is protected by two fortified castles, Dartmouth Castle and Kingswear Castle. Originally Dartmouth's only wharf was Bayard's Cove, a relatively small but picturesque area protected by a fort at the southern end of the town. This rare book was produced from a digital copy held by the Asmolean Library that can be downloaded from Google Books. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. Those on which copyright has expired are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.
|Chastel, Monsieur de||132|
|Fairfax, Sir Thomas||132|
|Gilbert, Sir Humphrey||132|
|Holdsworth, Fort-Major Arthur||134|
|Richard III||131, 134|
|Smart, Rev John||130|
|William II, (Rufus)||131|
|William III (Prince of Orange)||133|