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Barnstaple, town on the Taw

by Lois Lamplugh

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Published by Phillimore in Chichester, Sussex .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Barnstaple (England)
    • Subjects:
    • Barnstaple (England)

    • Edition Notes

      StatementLois Lamplugh.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA690.B26 L36 1983
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 174 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages174
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2896921M
      ISBN 100850334888
      LC Control Number84124185
      OCLC/WorldCa11186638

      About the Barnstaple Town area of North Devon. This historic market town has stood at the first crossing of the Taw estuary for over a thousand years. The original street pattern of the medieval town can be found between two tidal rivers, the Taw and the Yeo. The modern town now sprawls well beyond the old Norman walls. Find an exciting blend of numerous cultural and historical attractions with modern activities and water sports in this former river port along the River Taw. The bustling town of Barnstaple is the principal town of North Devon. See the museums and art galleries, ride the cycle paths and row along the river/5(1).

      The Taw is spanned there by a 15th-century stone bridge (widened in and ). The town, one of the oldest boroughs in England (chartered c. ), was walled in the early 12th century and incorporated in Barnstaple imported wool from Ireland, which, together with local wool, was made into g of the estuary led to the decline of the port, but the town revived in the. Barnstaple town centre is just a 15 minute stroll along the river and the famous golden beaches of North Devon are only a short drive away. With its choice of conference rooms and banquet suites, this outstanding hotel is also a great venue for a wedding or special celebration/10().

      Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Aged book. Please note this book is over 20 years old. From the front of Barnstaple Station, head towards the town centre. Turn right on the main road and go past the traffic lights to cross the bridge. Barnstaple's medieval Long Bridge was built around at the lowest crossing point of the River Taw. It has 16 pointed arches whose spans vary from 18 to 26 feet.


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Barnstaple (/ ˈ b ɑːr n s t ə b əl / or / ˈ b ɑːr n s t ə p əl /) is the main town of North Devon, England and possibly the oldest borough in the United Kingdom.

It is a former river port, located at the lowest crossing point of the River Taw, flowing into the Bristol Channel. From the 14th century, it was licensed to export wool, since the merchants claimed that the town had been District: North Devon.

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Barnstaple is a North Devon town some 34 miles (55 km) northwest of Exeter. The town grew up in the River Taw valley, 10 miles from the river mouth, and claims to be the oldest borough in the United Kingdom.

It was certainly around when the Doomsday book was compiled; it then had its own mint. Mystery surrounds police incident and casualty on Barnstaple's Taw bridge and ambulance crews were on the Taw bridge in Barnstaple. is being turned into a town that will eventually consist. Barnstaple Quay was replaced by Town on a larger adjoining site to the north in time for the opening of the line to Lynton in which had a terminal bay at the new station.

The Ilfracombe line was initially single track but was doubled in three stages between -although the bridge over the River Taw remained single. The largest town in North Devon is Barnstaple on the River Taw. This ancient town was granted its charter in AD by King Aethelstan - the grandson of Alfred the Great.

It lies to the north of Dartmoor and to the west of the beautiful Exmoor National Park. There are some lovely beaches not far away around Saunton and Woolacombe. Barnstaple is the main town in the local government district of North Devon and claims to be the oldest borough in the United Kingdom.

Barnstaple was founded at the lowest crossing point of the River Taw, about 5 km (3 miles) from the Taw's seafall at the Bristol Channel.

By the time of the Domesday Book, Barnstaple had its own mint. Barnstaple lies on the River Taw estuary some five miles from the sea. At the point where the River Yeo meets the Taw the town of Barnstaple was born. The date of the town’s origin has long been the subject of historical argument.

However, it boldly and with great certainty celebrated its. Barnstaple lies on the banks of the Taw Estuary about 10 miles from the Bristol Channel. The Taw is spanned by the 15th-century Long Bridge.

Barnstaple was once a walled town with four gatehouses. Barnstaple Guildhall set in the heart of Barnstaple. Enter through the gated archway in Butchers Row and discover the wealth of treasures inside this historic building, centre to Barnstaple's history.

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Extra charge may apply – ask for on: Butchers Row, Barnstaple, EX31 1BW. Taw Wharf, Barnstaple Devon. Barnstaple is North Devon’s largest town. It’s located not far from the magnificent coastline where rugged cliffs are interspersed with glorious sandy surfing beaches and Exmoor National Park to the North.

Book a showroom viewing. Tea by the Taw, Barnstaple, Devon. 6, likes 8 talking about this 4, were here. Tea by the Taw is a fully licenced vintage tea room, serving homemade cakes and cream teas with an extensive /5().It is the main town of the district and claims to be the oldest borough in the United Kingdom.

It was founded at the lowest crossing point of the River Taw, about 3 miles (5 km) from the Taw's seafall at the Bristol Channel. By the time of the Domesday Book, Barnstaple had its own mint (coin).Barnstaple Priory was of the Cluniac order, and was senior to all others of that order in England.

It was dedicated to St Mary Magdalene. It was situated on land outside the town walls stretching from the North Gate to the East Gate with the River Yeo forming its northern boundary.