- River Plym
name = River Plym
image_caption = View of the River Plym at Laira looking North
country = England
region = Devon
city = Plymouth
region_type = County
length = 30
source_name = Plym Head
source_elevation = 450
The River Plym is a
riverin Devon, England. Its source is 450m above sea levelon Dartmoor, in an upland marshy area called Plym Head. The river flows roughly south west and enters the sea near (and gives its name) to the city of Plymouth, where the settlement was historically known as Sutton. Its tidal estuary is known as the Laira. It is approximately 30km long.
The name Plym is thought to have its origins in Old English and means the 'plum tree', from a back-formation from the name of
warship|HMS|Plym|K271, a River-class antisubmarine frigate, was named after the river during
World War II. It carried out convoyescort duties in the North Atlantic and was later destroyed in the UK's first nuclear explosion.
When it was in operation, the
Cann Quarry Canalleft the river at Marsh Mills Charles Hadfield "The Canals of Southwest England" Page 122-123 ISBN 0-7153-8645-X] .
Plym Valley Railwayis a volunteer run railway which operates steam and diesel hauled train rides along a section of the Plym Valley from Marsh Mills station. The railway is currently extending its line to Plymbridge.
Rivers of the United Kingdom
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