Permission for a church to be built on the site was given by Edward I in 1286 when he came to inspect the harbour for his use in his French campaigns. The Bishop of Exeter and the Abbot of Torre, who appointed the priests of St. Clement's and had not been consulted, objected and their objections were great and lengthy. Eventually, in October 1372 Bishop Brantingham of Exeter consecrated the Church in honour of the Holy Trinity but in 1430 was known as St. Saviour's.
Of particular interest is the large memorial brass to John Hawley, believed to be Chaucer's 'Shipman' in the Canterbury Tales as well as the major donor of funds to construct the building and an (in)famous local politician. Other important features are the beautiful altar dating from James I, the ornate rood screen and the south door with its medieval ironwork.
A Tudor fort, built between 1522 and 1536 to protect Dartmouth from attack.
Guided Walking Tour
With 150 years of history, Britannia Royal Naval College is an essential place to visit in Dartmouth.
A 600 year old castle with stunning estuary views.
Discover Dartmouth’s fascinating history housed in the 1600 Butterwalk building.
Enjoy days out on a steam train, boat trips and paddle steamer on the River Dart
A 1920’s Jazz Age country retreat with stunning coastal gardens
Author Agatha Christies much loved holiday home, owned by the National Trust.
Vineyard and Cheese Dairy on the banks of the stunning River Dart
View the oldest preserved working steam engine in the world.
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