The Devon parishes that in whole or in part comprise the area known as the Tamar Valley are Bere Ferrers, Bickleigh (Nr Plymouth), Buckland Monachorum, Dunterton, Lamerton, Milton Abbot, Sydenham Damerel, Tavistock and Whitchurch.

General information about the Tamar Valley which cannot be conveniently allocated to one or other the above towns and parishes is given here.



Paige, Reginald T. The Tamar valley at work : James Goss - a century of shipbuilding and life in the Tamar Valley, Tavistock, D.A.R.T. (1978) 80 pp. [Westcountry Studies Library x920/GOS]

Description and Travel

The River Tamar - from Wikipedia.

Tamar Valley Tourism Association - website.

Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - website.


Booker, Frank. Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley, Newton Abbot, David & Charles (1974) 303 pp. [Index]

Paige, R.T. The Tamar valley and its people: the years of change 1840-1940, Morwellham, .D.A.R.T (1984) 112 pp. [ISBN 0905926064]

Paige, Reginald T. The Upper Tamar Valley a Century ago, Dartington Amenity Research Trust (1982) 96 pp. [Westcountry Studies Library sxA/TAM/1870/PAI]

Tait, Derek. River Tamar Through Time. Amberley Publishing (2011) 96 pp.

Merchant Marine

Merry, Ian D. The shipping and trade of the River Tamar (2 vols.), London, Nat. Maritime Mus. (1984). [ISBN 0905555791]

Kittridge, Alan.. Passenger Steamers on the River Tamar. Truro: Twelveheads (1984) 95pp. [ISBN 090629410X]

Patrick, Amber. Morwellham Quay: a history: a Tamar Valley mining quay 1140-1900. Morwellham Quay Museum (1990) [ISBN 0951636006] [Contains census transcriptions 1841-81 and many other lists]

Names, Geographical

Harris, W. Best. Place Names of Plymouth, Dartmoor and Tamar Valley (1987). [ISBN 0904593126] [Devon FHS Library 942.35]