Town Regalia: The Silver Oar

Town Regalia: The Silver Oar
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Category Descriptions
Social History:Audio memories, historic events and important people, and family and everyday life in Dartmouth over the centuries.
Town Administration:Resources relating to Borough of Dartmouth 1341-1974
Historic Events:Events and people in Dartmouth's history.
Documents:Charters and other town documents, various dates; includes indices to documents deposited in Devon Heritage Centre, 2007.
DHRG No:103031
Format:Portable Document Format (.pdf)
Photograph of Capt. Maunder with Dartmouth Corporation's Silver Oar. In 1721 a Silver Oar was presented to the Mayor & Corporation of Dartmouth by the then Duke of Cornwall, later George II, as a symbol of their rights as holders of the Bailiwick of the waters of Dartmouth. Taken back in the 1870s, it was restored in 1911 in a presentation by the Prince of Wales.