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  Bideford - LoveToKnow 1911
It is served by the London and South-Western and the Bideford, Westward Ho and Appledore railways.
Bideford (Bedeford, Bydyford, Budeford, Bytheford) is not mentioned in pre-Conquest records, but according to Domesday it rendered geld for three hides to the king.
In 1573 Elizabeth granted a charter creating Bideford a free borough corporate, with a common council consisting of a mayor, 5 aldermen and 7 chief burgesses, together with a recorder, town-clerk and 2 serjeants-at-mace.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Bideford   (436 words)

 Bideford Devon
Bideford now the little pastel coloured, not white town as described in the 20th century by author Charles Kingsley, alongside the River Torridge in North Devon.
Bideford, like Dartmouth and Looe and St Ives in Cornwall is one of those places where thousands of people in fancy dress choose to see in the New Year.
Bridgeland Street with its 17th Century Merchant's Houses, dates from the time in the 16th and 17th Centuries when Bideford was one of the busiest ports in England (in fact the 3rd largest), handling cargoes of all kinds, including a lucrative trade in tobacco and cotton from the New World.
www.beautiful-devon.co.uk /bideford.htm   (657 words)

 Prince Edward Island: PlaceFinder
Bideford, an unincorporated area, is located in Prince County in the western portion of Prince Edward Island, E. of Ellerslie.
Bideford falls inside the Statistics Canada census subdivision of Lot 12.
Bideford (Sett.) was confirmed 2 august 1944 on 11L/12.Status changed to Locality in 1960 Gazetteer.Status confirmed as Locality when bideford became part of the Community of Ellerslie-Bideford in 1977.
www.gov.pe.ca /placefinder/index.php3?city=Bideford   (419 words)

  Bideford community page
BIDEFORD the most attractive town in North Devon, lies on a hillside rising sharply from the W. bank of the Torridge where it begins to widen into its estuary (Plate 21).
Bideford was, however, entirely over-shadowed by Barnstaple until the late 16th century, and was a place of no more than local importance, chiefly notable for shipbuilding (as Leland tells us) and fishing.
One after another, however, Bideford's over-seas trades dwindled or collapsed, mostly as a result of the incessant wars of the 18th century, and partly because of the collapse of the woollen industry in the county.
www.devon.gov.uk /etched?url=etched/ixbin/hixclient.exe&_IXP_=1&_IXR=100433   (1844 words)

 Bideford, Devon - Atlantic Highway
Bideford ("Bydas Ford") is situated on the west bank of the River Torridge, once described by the novelist Charles Kingsley "as the little white town...
Bideford was granted a Market Charter in 1272, but real prosperity developed when Bideford became a thriving port trading with the Americas.
The Grenvilles were given the Manor of Bideford by Rufus, a successor of William the Conqueror, the town remained in Grenville ownership until acquired by the Corporation in 1711.
www.atlantic-highway.co.uk /Towns/Bideford   (847 words)

 Bideford   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The belief of witchcraft remained very general in the town and neighbourhood and there was always some poor devil, either on account of an unlucky visage, sour temper, or wretched poverty, set up as the object of terror and universal hatred.
Bideford's greatest hero, was born in June 1542, cousin of Sir Walter Raleigh.
Bideford Quay at the turn of the century, when sailing ships were still being launched from Bideford Shipyards.
www.mjmorgan.dircon.co.uk /bideford.htm   (697 words)

Bideford must have had its full share of pressgangs, for up until the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars, the system was the terror of the inhabitants of any seafaring place.
The system was at its worst during the long years of the Napoleonic Wars and it is interesting to note that not until 1835 was the term of compulsory service of the poor wretches secured by the pressgangs, remitted from a lifetime to five years.
Forty years afterwards, more tobacco was being imported at Bideford than anywhere else, and fifteen years later the town was thriving on the imports of Irish wool, half of which came through Bideford from where it was distributed for combing and spinning in villages over a wide area.
www.john.lerwill.btinternet.co.uk /personal/bideford.htm   (962 words)

 Bideford & Instow
Bideford and Instow stations were situated on the Bideford Extension Railway from Fremington, in North Devon, Bideford station being an inconvenient distance from the town, and on the wrong side of the River Torridge.
Whilst the line to Bideford was being completed the railway ran a coach service from Barnstaple to Instow and Bideford.
A third rail was laid to Bideford by March 1863 enabling narrow gauge trains to run through from Exeter, with some local trains still formed of broad gauge stock until the broad gauge was taken out of use in 1877.
www.semg.org.uk /location/bideford_01.html   (563 words)

 Property to buy in Bideford
Occupying a convenient position being within walking distance of Bideford Town and the Quayside, this is an opportunity to acquire an imposing Victorian Gentleman's residence having retained much of the property's original character and features and boasting 3 spacious Reception Rooms together wi...
A large characterful detached period property in a first class residential area with some views over Bideford and glorious south facing terraced garden, walking distance of the town and easy access to the link road.
Conveniently situated on the edge of Bideford Town and within short walking distance of the Quayside and everyday amenities, this is an opportunity to acquire an imposing and highly individual detached executive style residence commanding some delightful views extending across the River Torridge...
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 Bideford, "The Little White Town" - North Devon Focus Picture Tour
Nowadays Bideford Town is the thriving centre for the Torridge District with many modern amenities.
If you wish to enjoy Bideford at a more sedate pace you can stroll around the town exploring the narrow streets with brightly coloured shops selling everything from local fudge, arts and crafts, fresh local produce and general goods to the latest fashions and sportswear.
Bideford is a lively, popular place no matter what time of the year with many traditional annual fun events including the Bideford Music Day, Bideford Folk Festival, Bideford Regatta, Bideford Water Festival and Bideford Carnival.
www.thenorthdevonfocus.co.uk /Bideford.htm   (784 words)

 Bideford - Bideford Quay & Bridge, Bideford Tidal Defence Scheme, Tarka Trail, The Big Sheep
Bideford was the major port in the area between 1550 and 1750, and Bridgeland Street still retains the grand merchant houses.
Three of Bideford's historically important buildings will be restored thanks to a £66,723 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Torridge District Council and Devon County Council.
The funding was made available to the building owners as part of Bideford's new Townscape Heritage Initiative and the buildings, which occupy prominent positions in the town's conservation area, will provide seven flats, three business suites and a shop.
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The Bideford Amateur Athletic Club,(Bideford AAC) known locally as "the Blues", was formed in 1870, and has been one of the town's premier sporting establishments ever since.
We also have a very good bar/social side at the club where people can sit and enjoy a pint or two while they are watching sport on sky tv.
The Bideford AAC Rowing section is one of the premier clubs in the West of England.
www.bidefordaac.co.uk   (215 words)

 Bideford & Instow
Instow, similarly to Bideford, has seen some regeneration of its former self with track relaid in the station area and the buildings refurbished, after beating off plans for redevelopment by the local yacht club who had acquired the up platform, buildings and trackbed.
The Signalbox at Instow, mid-way between Bideford and Fremington, does not date from the opening of the line but was built in 1873 to replace the former gate keeper's hut and control the level crossing gates and the passing loop at Instow station.
This one-time block post for the two sections on either side was replaced in 1979 by an automatically operated crossing but managed to avoid being demolished, having been there purely to operate the crossing and its protecting signals since the abolition of the passing loop and siding in 1968.
www.semg.org.uk /location/bideford_02.html   (364 words)

 Welcome to Bideford the working Port
Bideford is a working port alongside the tidal River Torridge and Torridge estuary.
Whilst the river can look quite depressing and muddy at certain times this is a picturesque town with a thriving business community as well as being a resort visited by tourists throughout the year.
Whilst Bideford is now easily missed due to the new bridge crossing the Torridge, it is still worth a good look around and has a good number of interesting side streets and local traders plying their wares from small shops.
www.birminghamuk.com /bideford.htm   (233 words)

  from Bideford Buzz - Bideford's Community Newsletter- Front Page
Bideford Fire Brigade 1926 (Perhaps a topical picture for Bonfire night).
Bideford Recycling Centre at Caddsdown Industrial Estate is now open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 6pm on weekends.
Bideford Buzz is produced and distributed by a team of volunteers, with financial and practical assistance from Devon County Council's Library and Information Services, Bideford Town Council, and Bideford Bridge Trust.
www.bidefordbuzz.org.uk   (262 words)

 Knowhere: Bideford, Devon, Inside Information, Hookup Spots and Stuff Only Locals Know
The church along Mill street in Bideford is a nutorious place to go and get pissed with under 15's.
Empty cider bottles can always be found there the next day but watch out for the pigs who do their hourly round past the bottom of it.
You can use the add an event form to tell us about events happening in Bideford.
www.knowhere.co.uk /31.html   (669 words)

  Bideford Hotels
Bideford Hotel and Bed And Breakfast Accommodation: Below you will find details of 28 Bideford Hotels and BandB Guesthouses.
The Royal Hotel overlooks ancient Bideford Bridge and the River Torridge and is a good base for exploring the countryside of Tarka the Otter and the streets of Clovelly.
Tantons lies at the heart of historic Bideford, adjacent to the town centre and opposite the ancient bridge.
www.ukhotelnet.com /bideford/hotels.htm   (1137 words)

 BIRG Bideford Station   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The site of Bideford station was subject to a general decline both during and after this period.
During 2003/4 the PMV was redeveloped to house "The Story of Bideford Station", linking with the signalbox where the museum displays have been enhanced to cover both Instow signalbox, and the old Bideford, Westward Ho and Appledore Railway.
The final permission the Group needed to operate as a passenger railway was received from the Office of the Rail Regulator in 2004 and passenger rides commenced in the summer of 2004.
www.bidefordrail.co.uk /birg_bideford_station.htm   (1006 words)

 Bideford Workhouse and Poor Law Union
To its rear was the main accommodation block at the centre of which was located the master's quarters, with accommodation for males to one side, and females at the other.
Bideford main accommodation block from the north-east, 2001.
WORKHOUSE INFIRMARY, BIDEFORD.— The new workhouse infirmary which the Bideford Board of Guardians have built to take the place of the old buildings previously used for the accommodation of the sick poor was opened on the 2nd inst.
users.ox.ac.uk /~peter/workhouse/Bideford/Bideford.shtml   (572 words)

 Bideford CAB Homepage
Bideford and District Citizens Advice Bureau is a signatory to the Devon Community Legal Service Partnership Concordat and a member of the Strategy Group.
In 1950 all central government help was stopped and 3 years later the number of bureaux had fallen to a half of the 1948 figure.
Bideford CAB re-opened in 1970, with an office in Great Torrington opening in 1972.
www.cab-bideford.co.uk /whoarewe.htm   (467 words)

 Bideford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A ferry operates between Bideford quay and Lundy, which lies about 35 kilometres (22 miles) away in the Bristol Channel.
Bideford has two main local newspapers, both published weekly: the North Devon Gazette and the North Devon Journal.
Bideford town clerk George McLauchlan, told him locals had never heard of Manteo and the only town Bideford was twinned with was in France.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bideford   (1147 words)

 GENUKI/Devon: Bideford - Genealogy
The rectors and patrons of Bideford in the Deanery of Hartland, Exeter, William Pollard and Co. (1895) 16 pp.
Petition by Merchants of Bideford and Barnstaple 1726 related to Newfoundland fisheries and the activities of Governor Samuel Gledhill of Placentia.
Petition by Merchants of Bideford 1758 related to the impressment of seamn involved in the Newfoundland fisheries.
genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk /DEV/Bideford   (2541 words)

 Bideford Information Online - guide and directory for Bideford,Devon,UK with tourist information
If you live and work in Bideford, Send your news items to us; whether it is entertainment, sports, business or community related.
If you are looking for accommodation we have Bideford hotels and Bideford bed and breakfasts plus Bideford cottages and self catering holiday accommodation as well as directories for Camping and Caravan Parks.
Bideford Information Online is an independent site and is not affiliated with, or officially sponsored by any local authority or tourist information centre based in Bideford.
www.britinfo.net /index_Bideford.htm   (561 words)

 Property to rent in Bideford
The property benefits from UPVC double glazing; gas central heating, en-suite to master bedroom, garage, off-street parking and easily maintained rear garden
Marketed by Regency Estate Agents Bideford - Lettings.
A modern 3 bedroom detached property in quiet position upon this popular modern development.
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 Bideford Venues, Conference Meeting Rooms, Team Building, Room Hire, Accommodation, Coach, Car & Limousine Hire ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Bideford Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1459, the Pope granted indulgences for the repair of the "Bridge at Bideford...
The museum has two items relating to Bideford's famous bridge: the model of the Bridge at various stages of its development, constructed by Mr.
It has a mortice and tenon joint at one end, and a scarfe joint on the other, suggesting that it was a diagonal supporting timber.
www.burtonartgallery.co.uk /bideford.htm   (188 words)

 Bideford, Littleham & Westward Ho! Cricket Club President's Book   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Born in Bideford in 1932, he won a scholarship and attended the local grammar school during the war years and just after.
Avid followers of the North Devon cricket scene will be reminded of these players with affection and, though they may recall some of the stories Peter relates, they are none the worse for the telling and most instructive for players of the modern game.
Peter recounts with enthusiasm numerous encounters between Bideford and local rivals such as North Devon CC and Braunton.
www.bidefordcc.co.uk /book.html   (681 words)

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