Ilfracombe, Devon

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Ilfracombe is a town in Devon

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Ilfracombe in historic gazetteers

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

Ilfracombe, watering-place, seaport, market town, and par., N. Devon, on Bristol Channel, 11 miles NW. of Barnstaple and 236 miles SW. of London, 5583 ac., pop. 6255; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. The town has recently risen in importance, chiefly through its sheltered and picturesque position, as well as the salubrity of its atmosphere. These features attract an extensive floating population. The harbour is very good, and there is some coasting trade and fishing. On N. side of harbour is a lighthouse 29 ft. high. with fixcd light (Ilfracombe) 127 ft. above high water and seen 10 miles.

Ilfracombe in the Domesday Book

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

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