Newton Ferrers & Noss Mayo are villages in Devon, in the south of England. Today, they comprise a part of one parish with a total population of around 2000 , situated on the estuary of the River Yealm, approximately 10 kilometers from the port of Plymouth.

The settlement is very ancient, having been inhabited since the Iron Age and possibly even earlier. It is mentioned in the 11th century Domesday Book, having a population of 250 at that time.

Its existence has always been tied to the sea and the estuary. The villages have suffered numerous maritime invasions (Vikings, Irish, Normans) as well as often falling victim to piracy. In the Middle Ages, maritime trade flourished with the importation of wine from Bordeaux and the exportation of cloth, metal, and dried fish.

In the 19th century, the introduction of the train connecting the villages to Plymouth, as well as a steam ferry, gave a new impetus to both parishes.

Today, these are pleasant villages where the Yealm River offers many moorings to pleasure boaters.



Trébeurden was also inhabited in ancient times . The first traces of human occupation in the town date back to the Epipalaeolithic period (starting from 12,500 BC). In the Neolithic period, settlement and the appearance of agriculture can be observed. Like its twin villages, Trébeurden has experienced invasions: first the Romans and then from the 3rd century onwards, Celts from the English islands who came to Christianize the region. Trébeurden originated from the primitive parish of Pleumeur-Bodou and became a full-fledged municipality in 1790.

Like its twin villages, Trébeurden has a strong maritime history: a fishing port and the Bihit sardine factory were established in 1882, employing up to 80 workers. Coastal fishing activity continues in parallel with recreational boating which includes a sailing school, an international diving centre, and a yacht club. The first regatta archives date back to 1895.

As a town in the Trégor region, in the department of Côtes d’Armor, it is both rural and coastal and became a tourist spot in the 20th century thanks to its 7 beaches and ports (700 and 170 berths).

The local area is a protected natural gem. Its population of 3600 inhabitants can be multiplied by 4 in the heart of the summer season.