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Bolt Head and Bolt Tail, Devon

Historical Description

Bolt-Head and Bolt-Tail, two headlands on the coast of Devon; the former at the W side of the mouth of Salcombe haven, the latter 4½ miles NW by W of this, and 3 SSE of the mouth of the river Avon. Bolt-Head is 430 feet high, wild, desolate, and torn with fissures and caverns. Bolt-Tail is pierced at the shore by Eamillias Cove, which is named from the wrecking of the Ramillias frigate at it in 1760. See BOLTBURY.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5