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A-Z of Barnstaple

Places-People-History

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Author: Elizabeth J. Hammett, Denise Holton

The North Devon town of Barnstaple has a claim to be the oldest borough in England. Its location on the River Taw from which shipping could reach the Bristol Channel enabled it to grow as a major port in the South West of England in the Middle Ages. The wool trade brought prosperity to Barnstaple and the town that grew up around the port has a layout today recognisable from this period. Although the wool trade had declined by 18th century, the town developed other industries and the surviving 19th century market building is evidence of the continuing importance of Barnstaple to the surrounding area.

In this book local authors Elizabeth Hammett and Denise Holton take the reader on a fascinating A-Z tour of the town’s history and the surrounding area, exploring its streets and other places, to tell the story of its buildings, places and people along the way. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, A-Z of Barnstaple will appeal to all those with an interest in this town in North Devon.

Book ISBN 9781445677750

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Apr 2018

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 100

Available on: Sunday 15th April 2018

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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