On the back of the Guildhall are large figures representing various arts including one of geometry (or architecture?) and one of astronomy.
Thomas Holloway (1800-1883), founder of Royal Holloway College outside London, was born in his father's Robin Hood and Little John inn in Plymouth Dock (now Devonport, a suburb of Plymouth).
A.M. Worthington was Professor of Physics at the Royal Naval Engineering College in Devonport and studied splash phenomena, leading to his A Study of Splashes in 1908 [Darius].
In the suburb of Marsh Mills, off the A38, a new Sainsbury's has a walkway covered with tensioned fabric sections in the form of sails, which are probably pieces of hyperboloids??
See also Buckland Abbey and Saltash.
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An extract from The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles created by David Singmaster
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