Cattedown

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Cattedown.
Cattedown from Mount Batten.

Cattedown is an inner city suburb of Plymouth, Devon. Its position beside the River Plym estuary just short of the mouth led to its early settlement.

It is said that its name came from a rocky outcrop in this area that overlooked the Plym estuary and mouth of the river, looked like a cat; lending its name to the area and the area of water around it: the 'Cattewater'.

Coordinates: 50°21′47″N 4°07′12″W / 50.36306°N 4.12000°W / 50.36306; -4.12000

A panorama of the Cattedown docks area taken from Mount Batten