Business Services in Barnstaple
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Local Authority located in Barnstaple
Barnstaple (/ˈbɑːrnstəbəl/ (listen) or /ˈbɑːrnstəpəl/) is a town in North Devon, England. It was a river port at the lowest crossing point of the River Taw, flowing into the Bristol Channel. The town centre still preserves a medieval character. From the 14th century, it was licensed to export wool. Great wealth ensued. Later the town imported Irish wool, but its harbour silted up and it developed other industries such as shipbuilding, foundries and sawmills. Its Victorian market survives, with a high glass and timber roof on iron columns. The Parish of Barnstaple had a population of 24,033 at the 2011 census. The population of the built-up area was 32,411 in 2018. The Barnstaple town area, with nearby settlements such as Bishop's Tawton, Fremington and Landkey, has a population of 46,619 (2020).
The spelling Barnstable is now obsolete, but is retained by an American county and town. The name is first recorded in the 10th century and believed to derive from the Old English bearde, meaning "battle-axe", and stapol, meaning "pillar", referring to a post or pillar set up to mark a religious or administrative meeting place. The belief that the name derives from staple meaning "market", indicating that there was a market here from the foundation of the settlement, is likely to be incorrect, because the use of staple in that sense is not recorded in England before 1423.
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