Of Ilfracombe, served by the Lynton light railway, which joins the South Western and Great Western lines at Barnstaple.
ILFRACOMBE, a seaport and watering-place in the Barnstaple parliamentary division of Devonshire, England, on the Bristol Channel, 225 m.
With its beautiful scenery and temperate climate, Ilfracombe is frequented by visitors both in summer and winter.
In summer, passenger steamers run to and from Ilfracombe pier; but the shipping trade generally has declined, though herring fisheries are carried on with success.
In the latter part of the 13th century Ilfracombe obtained a grant for holding a fair and market, and in the reign of Edward III.
Although a layman he was granted the prebend of Ilfracombe in 1589, and in 15 9 7 he resigned his position at Westminster on being made Clarencieux king-at-arms, an appointment which caused some ill-feeling, and the York herald, Ralph Brooke, led an attack on the genealogical accuracy of the Britannia, and accused its author of plagiarism.