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By Michael Herrick, August 4, 2018
1815 – 2015 Marker
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — 1815 – 2015
Napoleon, Emperor of the French, was detained on HMS Bellerophon in Plymouth Sound from 26 July to 4 August 1815. Large crowds came to catch a glimpse of him. These two blocks of granite are from Dartmoor Prison, where thousands of . . . — Map (db m123834) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — 350th Anniversary of the Mayflower
The Honourable Walter Annenberg United States Ambassador To the Court of St. James’s Unveiled this Tablet on the 6th September 1970. This day being The 350th Anniversary of The Sailing of the Mayflower Councillor Eric D. Nuttall, J.P. . . . — Map (db m123889) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Anchor from H.M.S. Ark Royal
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United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Arrival of NC4
Borough of Plymouth This tablet was erected by the Plymouth Borough Council to commemorate the arrival on the 31st day of May 1919, of the American Seaplane N.C. 4, in Plymouth Sound, on the completion of the first Transatlantic Flight, and the . . . — Map (db m123839) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Beatle Bums
This artwork marks the spot where John, Paul, George and Ringo posed for a picture that has gone on to become one of the most famous images of one of the world’s most influential bands. Taken on Tuesday 12 September 1967 by music photographer . . . — Map (db m123775) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Departure of the ‘Tory’
City of Plymouth This Tablet Commemorates the Departure from Plymouth in May 1839 Of the ‘Tory’, the Pioneer Ship In the Colonisation of New Zealand October 1939   George S. Scobia Lord Mayor — Map (db m123907) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Drake Memorial
Francis Drake sailed from Plymouth on December 13, 1577, to begin the “Famous Voyage” during which he traversed the Strait of Magellan and discovered Drake Passage south of Cape Horn. Drake then sailed the Golden Hind north and in June . . . — Map (db m123777) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Frank Bickerton
City of Plymouth Wing Commander Frank Bickerton 1889 – 1954 Mechanical Engineer on Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911 – 14) Brought up at 9 Osborne Place – a house on this site. Erected by His . . . — Map (db m123949) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Invicta Hotel
An English Heritage Grade II* Listed Building • Built circa 1845 during the reign of Queen Victoria, the building's original use was as two separate Merchant Traders' houses. • Designed by the famous architect George Wightwick, a pupil of the . . . — Map (db m123948) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Iron Pipes
1826 Iron Pipes For the Better Supply of Water to the Inhabitants and Shipping Were Commenced Being Laid at the Expence of the Corporation in the Mayorality of W.H. Hawker, Esq. — Map (db m123892) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — John Collier
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United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — John Sparke House
Jorn Sparke House 14 New Street John Sparke of Plymouth Sailed With John Hawkins On His 1564 Voyage To the West Indies and was The First Englishman To Write Descriptions of Both The Potato and Tobacco Later He Settled in Plymouth . . . — Map (db m123940) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Napoleon Bonaparte in Plymouth Sound
Napoleon Bonaparte in Plymouth Sound July 14 to 4 August 1815 Napoleon, Emperor of the French, surrendered to the Royal Navy soon after his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo. Whilst the British authorities were deciding his fate, Napoleon was . . . — Map (db m123835) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — National Armada Memorial
He Blew With His Wind And They Were Scattered This Foundation Stone Of a National Memorial Was Laid in the Presence of Naval, Military and Civic Representatives, by the Right Worshipful the Mayor of this Borough, Alderman H.J. Waring, Esquire, . . . — Map (db m123785) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Norrington's Water Fountain
Presented to the Town of Plymouth by Charles Norrington Of Abbotsfield In Memory of His Wife Marianne Norrington 1891 “Thirsty And Ye Gave Me Drink” — Map (db m123828) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Pilgrims
Pilgrims Who Sailed from Here, the Barbican, Plymouth In 1620 in the Mayflower, 180 tons Christopher Jones, Master John Alden, cooper of Harwich, the first to step ashore · John Carver, merchant of Doncaster, the first Governor · Kathrine, . . . — Map (db m123918) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Pilgrims Point - The Mayflower Steps
The Mayflower made its first landfall at what is now Provincetown, Massachusetts on the 11th November 1620 after 66 days at sea. There the Mayflower Compact, the first democratic document written in America, was composed and signed. "And on . . . — Map (db m123910) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Plymouth Hoe
Welcome to the Plymouth Hoe History The Hoe dates back to the medieval era when the first settlers arrived. This was long before the exploits of Sir Francis Drake, who played bowls here while waiting for the Spanish Armada in 1588. The . . . — Map (db m123773) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Plymouth Naval Memorial
1914 - 1918   1939 – 1945 In Honour of the Navy and to the Abiding Memory of These Ranks and Ratings Of This Port Who Laid Down Their Lives in the Defence of the Empire and Have No Other Grave than the Sea and Their Comrades of . . . — Map (db m123778) WM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Plymouth RAF Monument
Royal Air Force Commonwealth & Allied Air Forces 1939 – 1945 Tribute To All Men and Women of Great Britain Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand Rhodesia and South Africa. Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Greece, The . . . — Map (db m123827) WM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Plymouth Royal Citadel
English Heritage Plymouth Royal Citadel A bastioned artillery fortress Construction of the Royal Citadel, designed by King Charles II's (r. 1660-85) engineer Sir Bernard de Gomme, began in 1665 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. Its guns . . . — Map (db m123832) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Royal Marines Memorial
“So He Passed Over and All The Trumpets Sounded For Him On The Other Side.” ( north side ) Erected by The Plymouth Division Royal Marines (Past, Present and Relatives) To the Memory of Their Comrades . . . — Map (db m123831) WM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Royal Visit
HM Queen Elizabeth HRH The Duke of Edinburgh embarked from this quay on the occcasion of Their visit to the City of Plymouth on 26th July 1962 — Map (db m123895) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Sailing of the Mayflower
On the 6th of September, 1620, in the Mayorality of Thomas Fownes, after being “kindly entertained and courteously used by divers friends there dwelling,” the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from Plymouth in the Mayflower, in the Providence of . . . — Map (db m123838) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Ships’ Cannon
The two guns situated either side of this plaque are restored ships’ cannons from the 19th century. They may have seen action during the Crimean War (1853 – 1856) or during one of the many Naval expeditions that Britain undertook during the . . . — Map (db m123836) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
City of Plymouth Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1859 – 1930 Doctor, author and creator of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ In practice at 1 Durnford Street in 1882. Lodged here with Dr Budd, his medical partner. — Map (db m123950) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Sir Humphey Gilbert’s Voyage
From Plymouth Sound on June 11th 1583 Sir Humphrey Gilbert “The Father of British Colonisation” Set Sail for Newfoundland Which He Claimed for Queen Elizabeth I On 5th August This Plaque Was Unveiled by The Honourable A. . . . — Map (db m123905) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Smeaton Lighthouse
( top plaque ) This tablet is erected to the Memory of John Smeaton F.R.S. the distinguished civil engineer who was born in 1724 and died in 1792 at Austhorpe Lodge Leeds in the County of York He designed this lighthouse and erected it on . . . — Map (db m123783) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — The Laboratory on the Hoe
The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) The CPR was designed by Alister Hardy, a fisheries biologist, in the late-1920s. The device is towed off the back of a ship in order to record variations in the abundance and distribution of plankton. . . . — Map (db m123829) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — The Laboratory on the Hoe
The Marine Biological Association (MBA) The MBA is a research charity with a worldwide membership. Founded in 1884, the MBA has established itself as a leading marine biological research organisation, contributing to the work of twelve Nobel . . . — Map (db m123830) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — The Laboratory on the Hoe
The Aquarium of the Marine Biological Association Until 1998, the ground floor of the Citadel Hill Laboratory was the Plymouth Aquarium. Seawater was pumped to the Aquarium from the Laboratory's underground reservoirs by gas engines. In . . . — Map (db m123833) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — The Plymouth Naval Memorial
The Plymouth Naval Memorial This memorial commemorates officers, ranks and ratings of this Port who died a sea during the wars of 1914 to 1918 and 1939 to 1945. Actions in which they fought are recorded in the registers and on the memorial . . . — Map (db m123779) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — The Plymouth Naval Memorial
Welcome to the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial The CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial commemorates more than 7,200 Royal Navy personnel and 75 sailors of the Royal Australian Navy who died during the First World War. Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer . . . — Map (db m123781) HM WM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — The Roanoke Colonies
The Roanoke Colonies From Plymouth on 27th April 1584, Walter Raleigh Sent Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlow to North America to Explore & Prepare for English Colonisation On 13th July They Claimed Land In the Name of Queen Elizabeth Called Virginia . . . — Map (db m123904) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — The Tolpuddle Martyrs
The Tolpuddle Martyrs This Plaque, Placed Here by Members Of the Various Trades Unions Affiliated To the Plymouth and District Trades Council Commemorates the Landing Near This Spot on 18th March 1838 of James Loveless, James Brine . . . — Map (db m123890) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Tribute of Plymouth
Tribute of Plymouth To Her Glorious Dead 1914 – 1918   1939 – 1945 They Are In Peace For God Proved Them And Found Them Worthy For Himself Within This Shrine Is Deposited the Roll of Honour Inscribed With The Names of . . . — Map (db m123947) WM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Twinning of Plymouth and Donostia-San Sebastian
This Plaque was Unveiled on 16th May, 1990 to Commemorate the Twinning of the Cities of Plymouth and Donostia-San Sebastian Councillor Dennis H Dicker   Lord Mayor of Plymouth Don Xabier Albistur   Alcalde de la Ciudad de Donostia-San . . . — Map (db m123944) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Way of Saint James
Way of St James Saint James, one of the Apostles, was martyred in AD44. Legend has it that he spent a number of years preaching in Spain and was subsequently buried there. His supposed burial site was discovered in the early 9th century and became . . . — Map (db m123837) HM
United Kingdom, England (Devon County), Plymouth — Wreck of the “Sea Venture”
This tablet was erected in 1959 by the people of Bermuda to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the wreck on a Bermuda reef of Sea Venture; Captain Christopher Newport, flagship of Admiral Sir George Somers whose fleet sailed from Plymouth Sound . . . — Map (db m123902) HM

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