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Devonport, Plymouth

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Devonport, formerly named Plymouth Dock or just Dock, is a district of Plymouth in the English county of Devon, although it was, at one time, the more important settlement. [1]

51 relations: Admiralty House, Mount Wise, Cambridge Five, Charles Darwin, Charles Mathews, Cholera, Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth, County borough, Cream tea, Devon, Devonport Column, Devonport Park, Devonport railway station, Fortification, Francis Fowke, Glacis, Guy Burgess, Hamoaze, Hamoaze House, John Foulston, Labour Party (UK), Leslie Hore-Belisha, List of Governors of Plymouth, Local Government Act 1888, Luke Pollard, Member of parliament, Michael Foot, Municipal borough, Municipal Corporations Act 1835, New Deal for Communities, Palmerston Forts, Plymouth, Parliament of the United Kingdom, Plymouth, Plymouth Albion R.F.C., Plymouth Millbay railway station, Plymouth Sutton and Devonport (UK Parliament constituency), Raglan Barracks, Devonport, Ralph Alger Bagnold, Redoubt, River Tamar, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Arsenal, Rugby union, Second voyage of HMS Beagle, Small arms, Stonehouse, Plymouth, The Brickfields, Three Towns, Torpoint Ferry, Union Street, Plymouth, University technical college, ..., UTC Plymouth. Expand index (1 more) »

Admiralty House, Mount Wise

Admiralty House, Mount Wise is a substantial building at Mount Wise, Devonport, Plymouth.

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Cambridge Five

The Cambridge Spy Ring was a ring of spies in the United Kingdom, who passed information to the Soviet Union during World War II and was active at least into the early 1950s.

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Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin, (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.

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Charles Mathews

Charles Mathews (28 June 1776, London – 28 June 1835, Devonport) was an English theatre manager and comic actor, well known during his time for his gift of impersonation and skill at table entertainment.

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Cholera is an infection of the small intestine by some strains of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.

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Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth

The Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth was a senior commander of the Royal Navy for hundreds of years.

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County borough

County borough is a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (excluding Scotland), to refer to a borough or a city independent of county council control.

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Cream tea

A cream tea (also known as a Devon cream tea, Devonshire tea, or Cornish cream tea) is a form of afternoon tea light meal, consisting of tea taken with a combination of scones, clotted cream, and jam.

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Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.

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Devonport Column

Designed by John Foulston as part of the development of the town of Devonport, Plymouth, England, Devonport Column was built in 1824.

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Devonport Park

Devonport Park is a public park located in Devonport, Devon.

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Devonport railway station

Devonport railway station serves the Devonport area of Plymouth in Devon, England.

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A fortification is a military construction or building designed for the defense of territories in warfare; and is also used to solidify rule in a region during peacetime.

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Francis Fowke

Francis Fowke RE (7 July 1823 – 4 December 1865) was a British engineer and architect, and a Captain in the Corps of Royal Engineers.

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A glacis in military engineering is an artificial slope as part of a medieval castle or in early modern fortresses.

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Guy Burgess

Guy Francis de Moncy Burgess (16 April 1911 – 30 August 1963) was a British diplomat and Soviet agent, a member of the Cambridge Five spy ring that operated from the mid-1930s to the early years of the Cold War.

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The Hamoaze is an estuarine stretch of the tidal River Tamar, between its confluence with the River Lynher and Plymouth Sound, England.

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Hamoaze House

Hamoaze House is a large grade II listed building on Mount Wise, Devonport, Plymouth, built in 1795 as the home of the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth.

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John Foulston

John Foulston (1772 – 30 December 1841) was an English architect who was a pupil of Thomas Hardwick and set up a practice in London in 1796.

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Labour Party (UK)

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.

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Leslie Hore-Belisha

Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha, PC (7 September 1893 – 16 February 1957) was a British Liberal, then National Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) and Cabinet Minister.

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List of Governors of Plymouth

The Governor of Plymouth was the military Captain or Governor of the Fortress of Plymouth.

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Local Government Act 1888

The Local Government Act 1888 (51 & 52 Vict. c.41) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which established county councils and county borough councils in England and Wales.

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Luke Pollard

Luke Pollard (born 10 April 1980) is a British Labour Co-operative politician who has been Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport since 2017.

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Member of parliament

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.

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Michael Foot

Michael Mackintosh Foot (23 July 1913 – 3 March 2010) was a British Labour Party politician and man of letters.

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Municipal borough

Municipal boroughs were a type of local government district which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974, in Northern Ireland from 1840 to 1973 and in the Republic of Ireland from 1840 to 2002.

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Municipal Corporations Act 1835

The Municipal Corporations Act 1835 (5 & 6 Wm. IV., c.76), sometimes known as the Municipal Reform Act, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that reformed local government in the incorporated boroughs of England and Wales.

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New Deal for Communities

New Deal for Communities is a regeneration programme led by the government of the United Kingdom for some of the England's most deprived neighbourhoods.

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Palmerston Forts, Plymouth

Several of the forts surrounding Plymouth were built as a result of a decision in Lord Palmerston's premiership to deter the French from attacking naval bases in the south of the country.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom

The Parliament of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the UK Parliament or British Parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, the Crown dependencies and overseas territories.

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Plymouth is a city situated on the south coast of Devon, England, approximately south-west of Exeter and west-south-west of London.

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Plymouth Albion R.F.C.

Plymouth Albion Rugby Football Club are a rugby union club who play in Plymouth, England.

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Plymouth Millbay railway station

Plymouth Millbay railway station was the original railway terminus in Plymouth, Devon, England.

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Plymouth Sutton and Devonport (UK Parliament constituency)

Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport is a constituency created in 2010, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2017 by Luke Pollard a Labour Co-operative party candidate.

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Raglan Barracks, Devonport

Raglan Barracks was a military installation at Devonport.

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Ralph Alger Bagnold

Brigadier Ralph Alger Bagnold, FRS OBE, (3 April 1896 – 28 May 1990) was the founder and first commander of the British Army's Long Range Desert Group during World War II.

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A redoubt (historically redout) is a fort or fort system usually consisting of an enclosed defensive emplacement outside a larger fort, usually relying on earthworks, although some are constructed of stone or brick.

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River Tamar

The Tamar (Dowr Tamar) is a river in south west England, that forms most of the border between Devon (to the east) and Cornwall (to the west).

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Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London, which has held the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941.

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Royal Arsenal

The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich carried out armaments manufacture, ammunition proofing, and explosives research for the British armed forces at a site on the south bank of the River Thames in Woolwich in south-east London, England, United Kingdom.

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Rugby union

Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.

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Second voyage of HMS Beagle

The second voyage of HMS Beagle, from 27 December 1831 to 2 October 1836, was the second survey expedition of HMS ''Beagle'', under captain Robert FitzRoy who had taken over command of the ship on its first voyage after the previous captain committed suicide.

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Small arms

Small arms include handguns (revolvers and pistols) and long guns, such as rifles, carbines, shotguns, submachine guns, assault rifles, personal defense weapons, and light machine guns.

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Stonehouse, Plymouth

East Stonehouse was one of three towns that were amalgamated into modern-day Plymouth.

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The Brickfields

Brickfields Recreation Ground is a sports stadium and multi-sport complex in Devonport, Plymouth, England.

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Three Towns

The Three Towns is a term used to refer to the neighbouring towns of Plymouth, Devonport and East Stonehouse in the county of Devon, England.

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Torpoint Ferry

The Torpoint Ferry is a car and pedestrian chain ferry, connecting the A374 road which crosses the Hamoaze, a stretch of water at the mouth of the River Tamar, between Devonport in Plymouth and Torpoint in Cornwall.

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Union Street, Plymouth

Union Street in Plymouth, Devon, is a long straight street connecting the city centre to Devonport, the site of Plymouth's naval base and docks.

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University technical college

A university technical college (UTC) is a type of secondary school in England that is led by a sponsor university.

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UTC Plymouth

UTC Plymouth is a university technical college (UTC) that opened in the Devonport area of Plymouth, Devon, England in September 2013.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devonport,_Plymouth

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