By Denise Holton,Elizabeth Hammett

ISBN-10: 1445608510

ISBN-13: 9781445608518

it really is proposal that Barnstaple is the oldest borough in England, relationship again to the 900s. however it was once the medieval interval that almost all outlined Barnstaple's historical past. Its position helped it to turn into a thriving buying and selling centre, a base for retailers doing enterprise with Europe, eire and the hot global. The period of prosperity used to be interrupted by way of the Civil conflict, in which Barnstaple replaced fingers 4 occasions. Bullet holes from the skirmishes can nonetheless be present in a few of Barnstaple's constructions. After the struggle, a interval of improvement contributed to its carrying on with prosperity, fairly the development of the railway in 1854. Barnstaple's prestige later declined as a lot of the woollen moved to different components of the rustic and different, better ports started to take the alternate. but the 20th century observed a resurgence of its fortunes, and as we stream additional right into a new century, Barnstaple keeps to flourish because the leader city of North Devon.

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