History: Plymouth's Three Towns

Ref: C3533289

This course will give you an insight into the importance of Sutton, Stonehouse and Devonport in the life of the City of Plymouth that we know today. You will get a taste of the characters and features that made the 3 towns so unique, why they were established, their own unique personalities and discover why they eventually merged to form one of the most important cities in Devon.

Course aim

Did you know that Plymouth used to be 3 separate towns? During this short course you will find out where, why and how these three towns were established and how they and merged into the City of Plymouth in the Twentieth Century

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • know the names of the Three Towns of Plymouth
  • understand why the settlements were established where they were
  • have an introduction to the many characters who influenced the growth of 3 towns

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?


Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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History: Plymouth's Three Towns

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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