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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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The scope of works being procured comprises demolition of some of the buildings at the former laceworks site in barnstaple. the original parts of the laceworks are subject to listed building status.
The prom was at The Barnstaple Hotel, whose spokesman Andrew Mosedale said: "There are a few after-parties that go on in people's houses.
The A399 at Combe Martin was closed following a landslide reported at 10.35am yesterday and the A361 was shut near Landkey in Barnstaple. Mudslides were also reported at Muddiford, north of Barnstaple.
Using this approach successfully attracted Hannow Mahmood, who relocated to Barnstaple with a friend for her pre-reg year and remains two years later.
He said: "It would seem that a car travelling towards Barnstaple, for unknown reasons at the moment, has crossed the centre white line and hit an oncoming truck.
But in Barnstaple, I didn't have time before the show, so I decided to take the audience bowling afterwards.
Merthyr's last visit to Barnstaple was in March 2012, which ended in a 4-2 victory for the Martyrs in the Western League Premier Division.
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Barnstaple said: "This is a transformation from fan to board so there is a different pressure.
The event included ten top teams in each age group, many of whom had been unbeaten in the last two years, including Barnstaple A who the Coventry team beat 15-5 in the final.
Network Rail, the authority responsible for the United Kingdom's rail network, has promised to keep passenger disruption to a minimum during improvements to the line between Exeter and Barnstaple in Devon, which is known as the Tarka Line.