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Bradshaw’s Guide

Exeter to Crediton, Barnstaple & Bideford

St. Cyres

Four miles from St. Cyres is Dunscomb, the seat of Sir T. Bodley, the founder of the Bodleian Library, Oxford.


In the time of the Saxons, this was a place of great importance, and a bishopric until the year 1409, at which time the see was transferred to Exeter.

Yeoford, the junction of a line via Bow to North Tawton.

We next pass through the stations of Copplestone, Morchard Road, Lapford, Eggesford, South Molton Road, Portsmouth Arms, and Umberleigh, having no particular attraction and arrive at


This sea port town is situated on the river Taw, which is crossed by a bridge of sixteen arches.


Ilfracombe is a considerable sea port town, and now a fashionable watering place, on the north coast of Devon, near the mouth of the Bristol Channel.

Fremington and Instow stations.


This is a small municipal borough, containing a population of 5,742, chiefly employed in shipbuilding, the manufacture of sail-cloth, cordage, pottery, and bone lace.

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