Horsebridge

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Many thanks to The Royal Inn for facilitating this camera's location and to the Westcountry Rivers Trust for capitally funding its installation. The Tamar's source is less than 4 miles from the north Cornish coast, but it flows southward. North of the source the Cornish border heads to the sea along Marsland Water, making Cornwall nearly an island. The east bank of the Tamar was fixed as the border of Cornwall by King Athelstan in the year 936.In a few places the border deviates from the river, leaving, for instance, the Devon village of Bridgerule on the 'Cornish' side. The modern administrative border between Devon and Cornwall more closely follows the Tamar than the historic county border. Several villages north of Launceston which are west of the Tamar were actually in Devon until the 1960s; part of the Rame Peninsula was in Devon until 1844. Our camera's view is of Horse Bridge one of the Tamar's famous medieval stone bridges. The river has long been famous for the quality of its salmon whilst the valley was known nationally for the high quality, and early, soft fruit and market gardens sheltered by its steeply winding slopes.