Dartmouth Baptist Church, Carey Rd, Dartmouth TQ6 9LT
Please note! The red pin in the map below is incorrect. Look for the blue church marker for the church building on Carey Road.
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Dartmouth was first mentioned in the Doomsday book as Dunestal a small farming community. It slowly grew into a port becoming a Royal Borough in 1327. Dartmouth was a home of the Royal Navy from the reign of Edward III and was twice surprised and sacked during the Hundred Years' War, after which the mouth of the estuary was closed every night with a great chain.The Pilgrim Fathers put into Dartmouth's Bayard's Cove, en route from Southampton to America. They rested a while before setting off on their journey in the Mayflower and the Speedwell on 20 August 1620
.The town is home to the Royal Navy's officer training college Britannia Royal Naval College where training has taken place in Dartmouth since 1863. Here all officers of the Royal Navy and many foreign naval officers are trained.
Dartmouth now is a busy market town with unique shops and a museum. There is the Newcomen steam engine where you can see Thomas Newcomens steam pump engin first invented in 1712. At the end of August and early September there is the annual Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta that attracts many visitors to the marine events, fun fair and music. There are other festivals during the year including a Music festival in May and the Food Festival in October.