Aerial Photographs of Plymouth,England,UK

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Pictorial Aerial Photographs around Plymouth-England~Taken from 2,000 feet down to 250 feet (High Quality 6 cm sq. negative/Hasselblad)

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Around the City of Plymouth, Plymouth Hoe, The Barbican, Millbay Docks, Stonehouse, Eastern Kings, Western Kings, Stoke, Devonport, Laira, Marsh Mills, Milehouse, Central Park, Drake`s Island, Mutley, Mannamead, Estover, Ernesettle, West Park, Crownhill, Royal William Yard, Devil`s Point - etc

Plymouth to many is Plymouth Hoe, the "high" place, once the domain of sheep, we now see thousands of strollers, lovers and summer visitors. These images show the Hoe from the Barbican ...and again....and again.....and again....at Sutton Pool ...and again.. and the site that is now Mayflower Marina (this photo is where the National Marine Aquarium now stands....and again..) ...(this is where the Lockyer Tavern is now)....past the sailing dinghies on the wharf up to the Plymouth Citadel....and again.....and again... and on  to the Hoe, past Drake`s Island ...and again...and again....and again...in Plymouth Sound, on to Millbay Docks with Brittany Ferries....and again.....and again....and again....and again......and again with Plymouth as backdrop....and again with Plymouth as backdrop..., across Millbay to Eastern Kings and it`s Victorian Fortifications and the Long Room, ( close-ups of details at Longroom foreshore....and again...) across Firestone Bay and around to Devil`s Point at Western Kings, taking the bend of the Tamar ..and again...we then come up to The Royal William Yard....and again.....and again......and again.....and again with Stonehouse Creek. This is looking at Stonehouse.

Hovering high above this historic enclave of superb architecture we can see the shopping centre of Plymouth glaring white in our eyes ...and again.....and again.....and again....(it`s mainly built of fine Portland Stone)  - most of these views have altered now due to pedestrianisation. Another view from a much higher altitude...and again.

Just a little way up the Tamar is the Dockyard, Devonport Dockyard and the Devonport Naval Base. A wall hives off the civilian part of Devonport from the Naval Base.  Much of Devonport was destroyed in the Plymouth Blitz of 1941 and has been replaced by ugly and unsympathetic buildings   Close to here is the popular fishing pontoon of North Corner.- see -

Plymouth History - Wartime Blitz photos of Lady Nancy Astor
Plymouth History - Dancing on the Hoe after the air-raids of World War II on Plymouth
Plymouth History - The department store "Woolworth`s" Store No. 56 struggles to serve Plymouth during the Blitz and bombing raids
Plymouth History - A.R.P. Sector plans of Blitzed Plymouth; shows Shelters, Warden`s Posts etc....bombed premises
Plymouth History - "A Plan for Plymouth" - plans to rebuilt bombed Plymouth, original artworks
Plymouth History - "The Way We Live" - a community big screen film about rebuilding blitzed Plymouth
Plymouth History - Victor Lumas - Plymouth`s forgotten wartime artist
Plymouth History - "The Warning of Plymouth" a wartime story
Plymouth History - "A City That Refused to Die" a wartime story
Plymouth History - Lufwaffe wartime aerial reconnaissance photos of Plymouth
Plymouth History - War Department Plans of Plymouth Forts and Coastal Defence works
Plymouth History - a first hand personal story of the Plymouth Blitz by "one who was there."
Plymouth History -"Attack from Above" - ARP & Air-Raids
Plymouth History - Blitz & Underground Shelters

Various views of Millbay Docks  1..........2.............and the area of Stonehouse to the north...and again.... and west of Millbay Docks. This part of Stonehouse is to the west of the shopping centre of Plymouth.

While in Stonehouse we can see what was at the time of the photo - The Royal Naval Hospital - the whole site has been commercially redeveloped and houses amongst other interests - St. Dunstan`s Abbey Girl`s School.

A few shots here of what is now the University of Plymouth, but was at the time of the photo - Plymouth Polytechnic 1............2................3

This is Central Park in Plymouth, which in this view is behind the shopping centre of Plymouth. The Central Park area again....and similar

Around West Park at the north of the city 1...............2.............3..............4..............5

Around Crownhill and around Manadon    Housing around Crownhill....and again.....and again.. On the road out to Tamerton Foliot, near Southway used to be this lovely old manor, sadly now gone and the area used for building; it was Powisland House....I think??!!

This is Milehouse, showing Wolsley Road, St. Levan`s Road and the Gasometers.

Stoke is the part of Plymouth where I live, so enjoy these - 1.........2.......3........4.........5........6........7........8........9.......10......12

Still in Stoke, here is the Blockhouse, Stoke Damerel Community College (would have been Penlee when this pic taken), Albermarle Villas - designed by Foulston, while these views show the site of what is now Stoke Damerel Junior and Infant School - the wooded area, but in the early 1980`s was the timeless environs of Collingwood House, a fine old house.

This is Mannamead ....and again... climbing out of the flat of Mutley Plain.This is the area around Mutley Plain, ...and again, ..and again,.. and again, and here we have Ford Park.

Forder Valley  as the petrol station is being built and here is the old mega huge roundabout at Marsh Mills with the early version of the A 38 fly-over. This is a view of that famous Plymouth factory that was at Marsh Mills - Techalemit (spelling??)and again.

This is the Western National Bus Depot at Laira, ...and again...which as of February 2000 is in the process of demolition. Blagdon`s Boatyard is just a little further up the tidal River Plym from here. Close by the boatyard is an old part of Plymouth known as the "Laira Narrows" - these houses are in this area. There is a lot of mud at Laira at low tide!

This is Mount Gould and shows Mount Gould Hospital and the Astor Centre, founded and named after Plymouth`s famous American - Lady Nancy Astor. This are has now changed greatly - see- Plymouth History - Wartime Blitz photos of Lady Nancy Astor

Around Weston Mill and Bridwell Road and again

This is the post-war housing estate at Ernesettle ( and close-up) and the close-by Toshiba factory.

Around an early version of Derriford Hospital and a closer view  Here is Asda at Estover - the first really big out-of-town supermarket, and here we see housing in the area.  Not far away is Bircham Farm, once out in the "sticks" - now virtually a city/urban farm.

A little out of place on this page is the village of Dean Prior adjacent to the Plymouth to Exeter A 38 road.

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