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Barnstaple in North Devon is an important marketing centre, and one of the oldest towns in Britain. It was an established borough, minting its own coins, as early as the 10th century. Barnstaple, for long the third-largest town in Devon (after Exeter and Plymouth), was an important harbour until the estuary of the Taw silted up. It was also an important “staple”, or market, for the wool trade. The town prospered greatly in the 18th century, and its centre is still largely Georgian. The 18th century Queen Anne's Walk, a pleasant colonnade, retains the Tome Stone, on which merchants set their money to make their contracts binding. St Anne's Chapel, dating from the 14th century, once housed the grammar school which educated the poet John Gay (1685-1732), author of he Beggar's Opera. The wonderful Long Bridge over the River Taw, with its 16 arches, dates from the 13th century. Some of the original stonework can still be seen, though the bridge has been widened several times.
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