Barnstaple, Devon

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Barnstaple is a town in Devon

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Barnstaple within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Barnstaple in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Barnstaple. mun. bor., seaport town, and par., N. Devon, on river Taw, 40 mile s NW. of Exeter and 211 miles SW. of London by rail -- bor., 1750 ac., pop. 12,282; par., 1102 ac., pop. 9518; 4 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Friday. B. is an ancient town, and has lace mfrs., potteries, shipbuilding, and fishing. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Barnstaple returned 2 members to Parliament until 1885.

Barnstaple in the Domesday Book

A village in Braunton hundred, in the county of Devon.

Four manors recorded in Domesday. is a Good Stuff website.