Download e-book for kindle: A-Z of Barnstaple: Places-People-History by Denise Holton

By Denise Holton

ISBN-10: 144567775X

ISBN-13: 9781445677750

The North Devon city of Barnstaple has a declare to being the oldest borough in England. Its situation at the River Taw, from which delivery may well succeed in the Bristol Channel, enabled it to develop as a tremendous port within the south-west of britain within the center a long time. The wool alternate introduced prosperity to Barnstaple and town that grew up round the port has a recognisable format from this era. even though the wool exchange had declined by way of the eighteenth century, the city built different industries, and the surviving nineteenth-century marketplace construction is facts of the ongoing significance of Barnstaple to the encompassing area.

In this booklet neighborhood authors Denise Holton and Elizabeth J. Hammett take the reader on a desirable A–Z travel of the town’s background and the encompassing quarter, telling the tale of its constructions, areas and folks alongside the best way. absolutely illustrated with images from the prior and current, A–Z of Barnstaple will entice all people with an curiosity during this North Devon town.

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