Place:Barnstaple, Devon, England

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NameBarnstaple
Alt namesBardestaplasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 76
Barnestablasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 76
Barnestaplasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 76
Barnestaplesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 76
TypeTown, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates51.083°N 4.067°W
Located inDevon, England
See alsoBraunton Hundred, Devon, Englandhundred in which the borough was located
North Devon District, Devon, Englandmodern district in which it is the main town
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Barnstaple is a former river-port, civil parish and largest town of the local government district of North Devon in the county of Devon, England.

Since 1974, it has been a civil parish governed by town council. The parish of Barnstaple has a population of 23,710 but the population of the urban area of the town taking in Sticklepath, Roundswell and Bickington is 30,916. Near-contiguous areas such as Bishop's Tawton, Fremington and Landkey and other satellite settlements make up a hinterland known as the 'Barnstaple Town Area' which has a population of 53,514.

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