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  Barnstaple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Barnstaple is a town in the county of Devon in the South West of England.
Up until 1987, Barnstaple was a small isolated town, with a populating of around 10,000, with the mainstays of the economy being the RAF base at Chivenor, just north of the town, which was used as a base for Hawk jets up until the mid 90's, and agriculture.
Barnstaple Town (1847-1970), situated close by the Castle Mound was a through station on the LSWR line, running along the North bank of the Taw.
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 Lynton and Barnstaple Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway was a narrow-gauge railway running through the rugged and picturesque countryside of Exmoor in North Devon, England.
Following the opening of the Devon and Somerset Railway to Barnstaple, there were calls for the railway to be extended to serve the twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth which were popular with holiday-makers.
The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Bill was passed by the United Kingdom Parliament on 27th June 1895, and the first train ran on 11 May 1898.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lynton_and_Barnstaple_Railway   (1951 words)

 Antiques Roadshow UK: Highlights: Barnstaple
Barnstaple, an ancient market town on the Taw River and about six miles from the North Devon coast, holds the distinction of being one of England's oldest boroughs.
Barnstaple was sufficiently well established by Saxon times to have received such status, which carried with it permission to mint its own coins.
Architecturally, much of present-day Barnstaple was completed by the late 19th century with the construction of the Square and the Pannier Market, so named because of the panniers of goods that horses and donkeys used to bring to market.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/antiquesuk/highlights/barnstaple.html   (463 words)

 Barnstaple - Webcam, Heritage Trail, Tarka Trail, Barnstaple Fair
Barnstaple, the town on the Taw, is positioned on the first safe fording of the tidal river, six miles from the sea.
Barnstaple was built on the northern shore of the Taw, as the southern side was apt to flood on the spring tide.
Barnstaple is justly famous for its magnificent floral displays, particularly from mid-June to a week or two after the ancient chartered fair, which always starts on the Wednesday before 20th September and culminates on the following Saturday, with a carnival.
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In 1974 the Borough of Barnstaple ceased to exist and many of the powers exercised by the Borough passed to the Devon County Council and the North Devon District Council.
On the 1st April 1974 the Barnstaple Town Council was formed as a successor Council to the Borough to take over the reduced responsibilities of a Town council.
It is thought that the fireplace could have been his wedding present to his wife Elizabeth; their initials PD and ED are carved in the top corners on either side of the date 1617, the year of their marriage.
www.barnstaple-history.co.uk /barnstaple_town_council.htm   (435 words)

 Barnstaple on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Barnstaple is the chief marketing town of north Devon and a tourist center.
Barnstaple once carried on a large woolen export trade with the American colonies.
John Gay, famous for The Beggar's Opera, was born in Barnstaple.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/Barnstap.asp   (312 words)

 GENUKI: Barnstaple, Devon - Genealogy
The parish of Barnstaple comprises about 1096 acres of land, in the broad and fertile vale of the river Taw, which is to be traversed by a railway from Exeter.
Barnstaple was a naval port in the reign of Edward III.
Deanery of Barnstaple - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837 and Burials 1813-1837 - CD-ROM, Exeter, Devon FHS (2005).
genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk /DEV/Barnstaple   (3405 words)

 GENUKI: Barnstaple, from Pigot 1830
BARNSTAPLE is a market, corporate and borough town in the hundred of Braunton; 192 miles from London, 39 from Exeter, and 9 from Bideford; situate on the east side of the river Taw, over which is a handsome stone bridge of sixteen arches.
Barnstaple sends two representatives to parliament, who are chosen by the members of the corporation and common burgesses; the number of voters being about 600; the present members are, Henry Alexander, Esq.
Pilton, a parish and village in the same hundred as Barnstaple, is so little removed from that town as to be thought, by those travelling through it, to be a suburbial member of that borough; but it is a distinct parish, containing a population of 1,230 persons.
genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk /DEV/Barnstaple/BarnstaplePigot1830.html   (1191 words)

 Devon Explore: Barnstaple
It is thought that Barnstaple grew as a village because it had a fording place.
Barnstaple benefited from the new trade of tobacco from the Americas at the end of the 16
Today Barnstaple is a mix of buildings from the very old to the very new.
www.uk-devonexplore.co.uk /index.cfm?articleid=715   (128 words)

 BBC - Devon Webcams - Barnstaple
Barnstaple lies on the banks of the Taw Estuary about 10 miles from the Bristol Channel.
The playwright John Gay, author of "The Beggar's Opera", is thought to have been born and raised in the High Street and educated at St Anne's Chapel.
Barnstaple was once a walled town with four gatehouses.
www.bbc.co.uk /devon/webcams/barnstaple_webcam.shtml   (205 words)

 Barnstaple Index page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Barnstaple has a particularly rich history and thankfully many of the records have survived.
All the Barnstaple records are held in the North Devon Record Office in Tuly Street, Barnstaple.
In 1930 Barnstaple celebrated a rather dubious millennium and a souvenir brochure was produced.
www.barnstapleopc.co.uk   (725 words)

 Barnstaple, Devon, a tourist and holiday travel guide from TourUK
Barnstaple can be reached from junction 27 on the M5 and follow the A361, North Devon Link Road.
Astor Cinema in Barnstaple in Boutport Street.Tel: 01271 42550
Collacott is set in the heart of beautiful North Devon’s unspoilt countryside, near the pretty thatched village of Kings Nympton, voted "Village of the year 1999", by the "Campaign for the Preservation of Rural England".
www.touruk.co.uk /devon/dev_barn.htm   (1126 words)

This progressive town has many attractions amongst which are its unique character, its indefinable air of age and dignity combined with all that is best of our modern world - a delicate blending of history and progress and of tradition and improvement.
Over the years those responsible for the town have endeavoured to provide all the amenities which are to be expected on entering a new millennium, resulting in the town being well provided with leisure and recreational facilities.
Its position makes Barnstaple the shopping centre for the whole of North Devon and its major shopping areas combine a blend of national stores and local family businesses.
www.barnstaple-history.co.uk   (319 words)

 Barnstaple - Devon Online
Barnstaple is a ancient town, granted its original charter in 930 AD by King Aethelstan - the grandson of Alfred the Great.
Historically there is the Norman mound and remnants of the original Norman castle wall to see, the ornate Queen Anne's Walk and the 13th century 'Long Bridge'.
Using Barnstaple as a base, you can walk or cycle along a stretch of the trail or take a trip by rail along the scenic Tarka Line.
www.devon-online.com /towns/barnstaple/Welcome.html   (380 words)

 Barnstaple Devons
BARNSTAPLE DEVONS is one of Australia's foremost breeders of seedstock Devon cattle.
BARNSTAPLE DEVONS is a Member of the Devon Cattle Breeders Society of Australia Limited
BARNSTAPLE DEVONS is a recognised Teaching Facility for the Faculty of Veterinary Science University of Sydney
www.barnstapledevons.com.au   (288 words)

 BARNSTAPLE - LoveToKnow Article on BARNSTAPLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Barnstaple (B erdestaple, B arnstapol, Barstaple, also Barum) ranks among the most ancient of royal boroughs.
The borough sent two members to parliament in 1295, and so continued to do until the Redistribution of Seats Act of 1885, when the representation was merged in that of the county.
Barnstaple was once famous for its woollen trade, now entirely declined, and -as early as the reign of Edward III.
www.1911ency.org /B/BA/BARNSTAPLE.htm   (568 words)

 Barnstaple - Devon Accommodation Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Barnstaple is in North Devon, pleasantly situated in the valley of the River Taw.
Over the years the town has endeavoured to provide all the amenities which are to be expected in modern times (yet still retaining its character), which has resulted in the town being well equipped with leisure and recreational facilities.
Barnstaple remains largely unspoilt and is one of the most delightful country towns in Southern England.
www.devonaccommodationdirectory.co.uk /Barnstaple%20-%20Devon%20Accommodation%20Directory/Barnstaple%20-%20Devon%20Accommodation%20Directory.htm   (451 words)

 Shapland and Petter of Barnstaple
This Barnstaple based company manufactured some of the finest pieces of furniture in Arts and Crafts style but very little has been written about the company or the pieces they produced.
The company, based in Barnstaple, England produced a very wide range of furniture in several different styles including many pieces in period reproduction and municipal style for town halls and commercial premises alongside their superb Arts and Crafts range.
What is interesting is that this particular Barnstaple firm should become a leading maker of Arts and Crafts furniture, copying the styles of the leading Architect designers and creating their own unique style.
www.artscrafts.org.uk /branches/sandp/shapland.html   (2662 words)

 Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Signalling at Barnstaple
Barnstaple Town station was shared between the LandBR and the London and South Western Railway LandSWR), which had a standard-gauge line from Barnstaple Junction to Ilfracombe.
The new Barnstaple Town station had a single long platform, which served the single-line of the LandSWR branch to Ilfracombe on its south face, whilst a long bay on the north face served the LandBR.
The LandBR signal-box (SB) at Barnstaple Town was an elevated wooden structure, similar to the one at Pilton and larger than the wooden huts used at the main intermediate stations and Lynton.
www.trainweb.org /railwest/railco/minor/lb-barntn.html   (873 words)

 Barnstaple in directory.co.uk
Green Lanes is at the heart of historic Barnstaple and provides shopping for visitors to England's oldest borough.
First opened in 1898, the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway in North Devon was originally one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow gauge
Barnstaple a pleasant town, nestling in the valley of the River Taw, seven miles from the mouth of the river, has many claims to distinction: it
www.directory.co.uk /Barnstaple.htm   (195 words)

 Self catering accommodation Barnstaple Devon accommodation - holiday homes cottages around Barnstaple Devon UK
Barnstaple is the largest town in North Devon, sitting on the River Taw, north of wild Dartmoor and to the west of beautiful Exmoor, about 10 miles from the Bristol Channel.
Barnstaple has many fine buildings, Normanton House and Queen Anne House are examples of 16th century buildings.
Barnstaple is one of the most delightful country towns in England.
www.kayukay.co.uk /barnstapleself.html   (195 words)

 Barnstaple Organ and Keyboard Club
Barnstaple sits astride the River Taw in North Devon, and is at the heart of a delightful holiday and tourist area, with stunning scenery both coastal and country close by.
Barnstaple attracts many summer visitors, and to cater for this the Club arranges summer concerts at their Roundswell venue.
This is the year in which the Club celebrates 43 years of being in existence, which makes it one of the oldest Clubs in the country.
www.organfax.co.uk /clubs/barnstaple.html   (511 words)

 Barnstaple Junction 'A' signal box
Opened around 1887 as Barnstaple Junction East, this box represents a variation from the London and South Western Railway's design of the period, a normal example of which is illustrated at Pinhoe.
One significant difference can be seen in the height of the operating floor windows which are much taller than usual; this may have been done so that the signalman had a better view of his layout from such a tall box.
The box at Barnstaple closed in 1987 and the line as far as Barnstaple is now worked on the No Signalman Key Token system.
www.signalbox.org /gallery/s/barnstaplejcna.htm   (327 words)

I live near a shitty little market town called barnstaple and it sucks.
there is another shitty place in barnstaple called chargo rock but i have never been in to the shit hole because they have a dress code and i think places that have dress codes suck.
it is the shittest place in barnstaple because it is for  ugly 30 year olds and ugly 30 year olds suck so whatever you do don't go to chargo rock.
uk.geocities.com /barnstaplesucks   (357 words)

 Barnstaple In Bloom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Barnstaple" - known locally as "Barum" - is the oldest borough in the UK and can lay claim to be the best blooming town in the world.
In 2000 Barnstaple entered the 'Nations In Bloom' award and won yet again with the presentation taking place in Washington USA.
A detour can now be taken if you wish, across the Longbridge, looking left to the Leisure Centre with its permanent planting schemes and on to view the Barnstaple Railway Station adorned with hanging baskets and the replica train, kindly refurbished by students from ND College and completely planted this year in stunning Carmen Impatiens.
www.barnstaple.co.uk /body_bloom.html   (1122 words)

 Barnstaple Nightlife - The Guide to Nightlife in Barnstaple North Devon.
Barnstaple Nightlife - The Guide to Nightlife in Barnstaple North Devon.
Barnstaple, the capital town and commercial center of North Devon, England.
Current population is estimated in the region of 24,000 and is rapidly growing as new businesses are brought into the area.
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 Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
It is now the subject of an active restoration project, and the first part was re-opened at Woody Bay station on 11th May 2003, 105 years to the day after the original opening.
The LandBR was constructed as a 1' 11½" gauge single-track line from Barnstaple Town station (which it shared with the Ilfracombe line of the London and South Western Railway (LandSWR)) across the western end of Exmoor to a terminus at Lynton.
On the outskirts of Barnstaple, about a quarter of a mile from the Town station, the LandBR had their locomotive and carriage works at Pilton Yard (also known as Pilton Bridge or just Pilton).
www.trainweb.org /railwest/railco/minor/lb-hist.html   (541 words)

 Barnstaple - Activities, attractions, accommodation & travel directions to Barnstaple, Devon
Barnstaple in North Devon dates back to the ninth century, the town that grew on a ford of the River
Barnstaple is in close proximity to a number of popular North Devon resorts such as
Barnstaple is connected to the main rail network by
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