Saltash Heritage

Mary Newman's cottage
Royal Albert Bridge, 1859
Saltash Waterside

Saltash  is in the extreme southeast of Cornwall, facing Plymouth over the River Tamar. It is in the Caradon district and is known as "the gateway to Cornwall".

The local history centre and museum play host to the local community archive which includes documents, ephemera, maps, newspapers, press-cuttings, books, photographs, digital images of Saltash town and all parishes in the Saltash postal district.  The time period covered by the material dates from medieval times up to the present day. The growing Saltash community is very much encouraged to join in and add to the collections, as are other members of the public.

Two notable features of the town are Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge, opened by HRH Prince Albert on May 2, 1859, and the cottage of Mary Newman, who was Sir Francis Drake's wife.

For general queries about the Museum or Local History Centre, please email [email protected] and for archives-related queries, please contact the archivist.

This archive entry was last updated on 21/05/2014. Information incorrect or out-of-date?
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