Side lights on the early history of Torquay
Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 25, (1893) pp. 261-270.
Prepared by Michael Steer
The History of Torquay starts 450,000 years ago with human artefacts found in Kents Cavern. There is little evidence of permanent occupation at Torquay until the Domesday Book, though visits were made by Roman soldiers and there was a small Saxon settlement called 'Torre'. In 1196 Torre Abbey was founded, which by the Reformation was the richest Premonstratensian Monastery in England. The author, however, defines the period of Torquay's "Early History" as the centuries between the Kent's Cavern deposits and the compilation of the Domesday Book. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the University of Michigan Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.
|Alric (also Aluric)||266, 268|
|Bowring, Sir John||265|
|Brownlow, Monsignor||264, 267-8|
|Brictric the Sheriff||266|
|Carswell family (also Kerswill)||268|
|Exeter, Bishop of||267|
|Faleise, William of||266|
|Limesin, Ralph de||268|
|Moreton, Earl of||267-8|
|Pengelly, Mr||261, 265|
|Totnes, Judhel of||268-9|
|Woollcombe, Mr Henry||263|