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Barnstaple

(bärn`stəpəl), town (1991 pop. 24,490), Devon, SW England, on the Taw River estuary. The river is spanned there by a 16-arch stone bridge dating from the 13th cent. Barnstaple is the chief marketing town of north Devon and a tourist center. Gloves, pottery, bricks, tiles, furniture, and lace are manufactured. Barnstaple once carried on a large woolen export trade with the American colonies. John Gay, famous for The Beggar's Opera, was born in Barnstaple.

Barnstaple

a town in SW England, in Devon, on the estuary of the River Taw: tourism, agriculture. Pop.: 30 765 (2001)
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