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Tel code: 01752 | code search
Postcode: PL7 | code search
Population: 370
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Birthplace of:
Joshua Reynolds
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Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maid’s Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devil’s Stone

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Plymouth Volks Festival
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The Ridgeway Practice
"I phoned the doctors and Dr Frow phoned me back she was really rude to me on the phone.I took my son to see her a couple of weeks ago ..." More

New Country Inn & Smithaleigh Hotel
"A very clean, quiet place. Breakfast good value. Reception and other staff excellent and helpful.

Date visited: november 2008 ..." More

Ridgeway School
"Pleasant location, fascinating history, comfortable, wonderful ambience, excellent and friendly service, but sub-standard food.

Date visited: 3/11/2006 ..." More

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Plympton is a friendly little village with a lively community spirit hidden away to the East of Plymouth. It was first recorded in 904, its old English name meaning “Plum-Tree-Town”. The old part of the village is known as Plympton St Maurice, which used to be an important centre for the trade in locally mined tin. It was also a bustling port until the river silted up and the sea trade moved to Plymouth. Plympton has had many distinguished residents in the past. It was the birthplace of the world renowned artist Sir Joshua Reynolds, who was Lord Mayor and also Member of Parliament for the area. Other notable MPs have included Sir Christopher Wren and in more recent times, prominent Tory Alan Clark. Saltram House to the West of Plympton was the location for the dramatisation of Jane Austin’s novel Sense and Sensibility in 1994. In 1998, Channel 4’s Time Team archaeology programme paid a visit to the village and excavated the area around the old Norman castle and Fore Street with some interesting results. The area is ideally suited for exploring the beaches of Devon and Cornwall and Dartmoor National Park is only a couple of miles away.


Courtenay House
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Glenside Medical Centre
Pathfields Practice
Plym River Practice
The Ridgeway Practice

Golf Club

Elfordleigh Golf Club


New Country Inn & Smithaleigh Hotel


Peacock Meadow Car Boot


Ridgeway School

Sports Clubs

Plympton CC (Cricket)


St Stephens Bakery
Seymour Fruits
Miss Pink Florist
Laura Bloom

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Boringdon Hall Hotel (0.67 miles)

Boringdon Hall Hotel

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Situated only five miles from Plymouth City Centre, this Grade I listed Elizabethan Manor House has been restored to its former glory and retains an air of tranquility and grace.

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St Elizabeth's House (0.85 miles)

St Elizabeth

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Set amid 9 acres in an attractive village location on the outskirts of Plymouth, this boutique hotel offers individually styled accommodation and a variety of amenities. Located in the historic village ... More

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Ibis Plymouth (1.25 miles)

Ibis Plymouth

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Located beside the A38 at the Gateway to Plymouth. Ideally situated for visiting the City of Plymouth, Dartmoor, the Eden Project and the beaches of devon & Cornwall. Large free ... More

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Elfordleigh Hotel (1.34 miles)

Elfordleigh Hotel

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For that somewhere truly extra special, why look anywhere else? You are warmly invited to relax, unwind and saviour the unique atmosphere that is, the Elfordleigh. Set within spectacular South ... More

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Innkeeper's Lodge Plymouth Derriford (3.28 miles)

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This lodge is located near Plymouth Airport and is close to the M5 junction 31. The lodge is adjacent to the Jack Rabbit Vintage Inn. Each of our 75 rooms ... More

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New Country Inn & Smithaleigh Hotel (3.33 miles)

New Country Inn & Smithaleigh Hotel

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The New Counrty Inn is located at smithaleigh, 10 minutes from Plymouth City centre, 15 minutes from Dartmoor National Park and just 6 miles away from the Tamar Bridge - ... More

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The Moorland Hotel (3.42 miles)

The Moorland Hotel

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This hotel sits on the quiet southern slopes of Dartmoor National Park, and is 20 minutes from the centre of Plymouth. It has views across the South Hams to the sea. The ... More

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Boringdon Arms (3.44 miles)

Boringdon Arms

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Renowned for our real ales and homemade food, we are located in a quaint village on the south-west coastal path overlooking Plymouth and the Plym Estuary. We are a village pub offering ... More

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Premier Inn Plymouth City (Lockyers Quay) (3.45 miles)

Premier Inn Plymouth City (Lockyers Quay)
Located on Lockyers Quay close to attractions including the Barbican, Mayflower Steps and the National Marine Aquarium. Plymouth city centre is a quarter of a mile away. Near to Plymouth train station, the ferry terminal ... More | visit website
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Kitley House Hotel (3.52 miles)

Kitley House Hotel
Kitley House Hotel is situated between the villages of Brixton and Yealmpton, approximately six miles from the city of Plymouth. You arrive by the mile long drive into this magnificent and tranquil 300 acre ... More | visit website

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