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[bahrn-stuh-puh l] /ˈbɑrn stə pəl/
a town in Devon, SW England. Unabridged
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  • Barnstaple taps at the door; receiving no answer, he enters.

    Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  • Anything else which may proceed from your prolific brain, Barnstaple?

    Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  • O that Barnstaple were here, for he has proved my guardian angel!

    Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  • Yes, my dear, hours ago, and half-way to Barnstaple before now.

    Devon Boys George Manville Fenn
  • He lived for some years in Barnstaple, and died of apoplexy, February 3, 1864.

    The Story of the Toys Mary Harris Toy Dodge
  • The first Cluniac house founded in England was that of Barnstaple.

    English Monastic Life Abbot Gasquet
  • On the railway which runs from Exeter to Barnstaple is a small station called Lapford.

    The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 Augustus J. C. Hare
  • Rupert went on westward to the Prince of Wales at Barnstaple.

  • As merchants in the wool trade the Barnstaple branch did well, and married into some of the best county families.

  • But surely, Barnstaple, one who has measured it, is more likely to be correct than one who has not.

    Olla Podrida Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for 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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