23 Boutport Street

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23 Boutport Street. There’s another Then / Now slider of this building here.

54 Barnstaple High Street

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54 Barnstaple High Street.

30-31 Joy Street

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30-31 Joy Street. William Thomas’ Barnstaple Temperance Hotel –

81-83 Barnstaple High Street

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81-83 Barnstaple High Street.

36 Barnstaple High Street

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36 Barnstaple High Street, with about 100 years in between these images. Another unfortunate sign of the times – How high do rents & rates have to rise, and how many more out of town shopping areas have to be created, until the High Street consists of nothing other than characterless ropey old tat-mongers such as “Poundland”? Don’t think about it too hard, it’s actually quite depressing –

Briggs Shoemakers | Just Trio

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Briggs & Company Shoemakers – Just Trio. Southern end of Barnstaple High Street, Shapland and Petter shopfront.

Shapland and Petter were responsible for a number of shopfronts, here’s an advert from 1932.

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Fountain | Barnstaple Square

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The ornamental fountain on The Square.

72 Boutport Street

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72 Boutport Street.

Cross Street

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Top of Cross Street, looking into the High Street. For whatever reason old images of Cross Street seem to be pretty thin on the ground. This one however, is a great glimpse of what this spot was once like. Not hugely different, apart from having all the soul & character sucked out of it –