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Many thanks to The Fingle Bridge Inn for facilitating the camera's location and to the Westcountry Rivers Trust for capitally funding its installation.The scene is of Fingle Bridge itself, it's is perfect location for gauging the conditions on the River Teign. The earliest record of the place-name was in 1317 where relating to the stream it appears in the assize rolls as fenghyl which does sound remarkably like Fengel? The earliest mention of Fingle Bridge in the Duchy of Cornwall records is dated 1765 and it's been been on the tourist route since the early 1800's. Like many Devon rivers, the Teign rises on Dartmoor, near Cranmere Pool. Its course on the moor is crossed by a clapper bridge near Teigncombe, just below the prehistoric Kestor Settlement. It leaves the moor at its eastern side, flowing beneath Castle Drogo in a steep-sided valley. It then flows southwards at the east edge of the moor. The river becomes tidal at Newton Abbot, and reaches the English Channel at Teignmouth. Its estuary is a large ria.