Ilfracombe sentence example
- 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.Advertisement
- Steamboats likewise ply between Milford, Tenby, Swansea and Cardiff and Bristol; also between Swansea and Cardiff and Dublin; and there is a regular service between Swansea and Ilfracombe.
- 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.
- The harbour on the northern beach is protected by an ancient stone pier, and in 1895 an iron pier was erected below the Castle Hill for the convenience of the steamboats which ply between the town and Bristol, Ilfracombe, &c. The trade of Tenby is inconsiderable, but the fisheries, for which the place was noted at an early period and which gave it its Welsh name of Dinbych y Pysgod, are of great value.
- rural with few major towns except Barnstaple, Great Torrington, Bideford and Ilfracombe.
- The north of the county is very rural with few major towns except Barnstaple, Great Torrington, Bideford and Ilfracombe.Advertisement