Brixham  Devon


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Brixham like this:

Brixham, seaport town and par., S. Devon, 7 m. SE. of Totnes and 225 SW. of London by rail -- par., 5611 ac., pop. 7033; town, 399 ac., pop. 5366; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. The chief industry is fishing, upwards on 200 vessels being engaged in trawling. Large quantities of fish are sent to London, Bristol, &c. There is also some coasting and foreign trade. William of Orange landed here 4th November 1688.

Brixham through time

Brixham is now part of South Hams district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Hams has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Brixham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Brixham, in South Hams and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th October 2021

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