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By Denise Holton,Elizabeth Hammett

it truly is suggestion that Barnstaple is the oldest borough in England, courting again to the 900s. however it used to be the medieval interval that almost all outlined Barnstaple's heritage. Its situation helped it to develop into a thriving buying and selling centre, a base for retailers doing company with Europe, eire and the recent international. The period of prosperity used to be interrupted by means of the Civil struggle, 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 conflict, 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 elements of the rustic and different, higher ports started to take the alternate. but the 20th century observed a resurgence of its fortunes, and as we circulation extra right into a new century, Barnstaple keeps to flourish because the leader city of North Devon.

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