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.
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.
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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