Barnstaple  Devon


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Barnstaple like this:

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 through time

Barnstaple is now part of North Devon district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Devon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Barnstaple itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Barnstaple in North Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th July 2024

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