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By Denise Holton,Elizabeth Hammett

it really is suggestion that Barnstaple is the oldest borough in England, relationship again to the 900s. however it used to be the medieval interval that the majority outlined Barnstaple's background. Its place helped it to develop into a thriving buying and selling centre, a base for retailers doing enterprise with Europe, eire and the recent global. The period of prosperity used to be interrupted through the Civil battle, in which Barnstaple replaced palms 4 occasions. Bullet holes from the skirmishes can nonetheless be present in a few of Barnstaple's structures. After the struggle, a interval of improvement contributed to its carrying on with prosperity, quite 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, greater ports started to take the exchange. but the 20th century observed a resurgence of its fortunes, and as we flow additional right into a new century, Barnstaple maintains to flourish because the leader city of North Devon.

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