- South Hams
South Hams is a local government district on the south coast of
Devon, England. It contains the towns of Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Ivybridge, Salcombe, and Totnes, where the district council has its offices.
To the north it includes part of
Dartmoor National Park, to the east borders Torbay, and to the west Plymouth. It contains some of the most unspoilt coastline on the south coast, including the promontories of Start Point, and Bolt Head. The entire coastline, along with the lower Avon and Dart valleys, form most of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The South Hams, along with nearby
Broadsandsin Paignton, is the last British refuge of the Cirl Bunting.
In the Anglo-Saxon era the South Hams was a feudal estate consisting of all of the land between the
River Plymand River Dartand south of Dartmoorwith the English Channelforming the southern boundary.
In 1917 the village of
Hallsandswas abandoned after much of it was lost to the sea. This happened because the shingle bank protecting the shore was removed to help build Devonport dockyard [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/content/articles/2005/06/29/sisters_against_the_sea_feature.shtml Recalling the disaster at Hallsands] from the BBC, 1 July, 2005] .
In 1944 several villages were evacuated so that training for D-day could be carried out in secret. The area was chosen because of the resemblance of its beaches to those of
Normandy. Preparations were disrupted, and secrecy nearly compromised, by a devastating E-boatattack during Exercise Tiger.
In 1967 the suburban towns of
Plymptonand Plymstockwere amalgamated with the City of Plymouth.
The current district was formed on
April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of:
Borough of Dartmouth
Borough of Totnes
Kingsbridge Rural District
Kingsbridge Urban District
Plympton St Mary Rural District
Salcombe Urban District
Totnes Rural District
Ashprington, Aveton Gifford
Berry Pomeroy, Bickleigh, Bigbury, Bittaford, Blackawton, Brixton, Broadhempston, Buckland-Tout-Saints
Charleton, Chillington, Chivelstone, Churchstow, Cornwood, Cornworthy
Dartington, Dartmouth, Dean Prior, Diptford, Dittisham, Dodbrooke
East Allington, East Portlemouth, Ermington
Halwell, Harberton, Harford, Holbeton, Holne
Kingsbridge, Kingston, Kingswear
Malborough, Marldon, Modbury, Moreleigh
Newton Ferrers, North Huish
Rattery, Revelstoke, Ringmore
Salcombe, Shaugh Prior, Sherford, Slapton, South Brent, South Huish, South Milton, South Pool, Sparkwell, Staverton, Stoke Fleming, Stoke Gabriel, Stokenham
Thurlestone, Torcross, Totnes
Wembury, West Alvington, Woodleigh
South Hams Radio
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South Hams — District Lage in Devon Status District Region South West England Verw.grafschaft Devon … Deutsch Wikipedia
South Hams — Distrito del Reino Unido Ubicación en el condado de Devon … Wikipedia Español
South Hams — 50° 25′ 53″ N 3° 41′ 28″ W / 50.43138889, 3.69111111 … Wikipédia en Français
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