5. During the English civil war, the town sided with the Royalists and held out against the Roundheads. The ruins of Fort Charles remain towards the south of the town near North Sands.
6. In 1764, the first holiday home, The Moult, was built in Salcombe.
7. Salcombe became a ship registry port in 1864 but still came under Dartmouth for customs. A customs house was later built at Salcombe which still exists today as a fabulous holiday home.
8. Between the two world wars, Salcombe developed as a holiday resort, with Salcombe Sailing Club being founded in 1922 (it was only until 1948 when women were allowed to join!)