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Start Point, Devon

Historical Description

Start Point, a headland in the S of Devonshire, 9½ miles S by W of Dartmouth. A lighthouse was erected on it in 1836, and shows both a revolving light for the open channel, and a fixed light for inshore. Start Bay extends about 7 miles from the headland northward, but makes only a slight incurvature on the coast.

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


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