Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Barnstaple

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.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "municipal borough, seaport town, and parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Barnstaple CP/AP       Barnstaple Borough       Devon AncC
Place: Barnstaple

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