The Saltash corporation has jurisdiction over the waters of Plymouth Sound and its tributaries , and derives a considerable revenue from the buoys which it maintains there in .
The Roman road , proceeding west from Exeter is a branch of the lcenhilde Way , crossed ' the Tamar at this point ; and the “ Statio Tamara ” of the Itineraries was no doubt at King ’s Tamerton , immediately above the river, on the Devonshire side.
The right of ferry at Saltash , temp . Edw.III ., was granted by the Black Prince , as Duke of Cornwall, during his delay at Plymouth in 1355 to a soldier who had been wounded in the French wars. See Sir Nicolas’s Hist, of Navy).
An excursion up the Tamar, as far as the Weir-head , and Morwell Rock's is one of the most interesting in the county.
Saltash is known for its fishermen, but more so for its fishwomen, who are celebrated for their prowess at the oar, and not unfrequently bear away the prizes at the different regattas.
It was an ancient borough previous to the Reform Bill