On Monday 7th August 2017, we kick started the week with interactive tours and a weaving workshop in the Guildhall. “In October 1642, the Parliamentary troops of the town actually rode out and raided the Royalist armoury at Arlington so it was involved right from the beginning,” he said. Barnstaple during the English Civil War is a widely unknown area of the towns history. We help you find tradesmen and services in your local area. Son of Mr and Mrs John Isaac of Newport, Barnstaple. Full Screen. We have a great choice of used cars as well as guides and reviews to help you choose. At 12 noon the Mayor of Barnstaple – Councillor Ian Roome – flanked by Royalist troops, will have the terms of surrender read to him by the victorious Parliamentarian troops of Harrison’s Company, Sergeant-Major General Philip Skippon’s Regiment of Foote. In spite of agreements, his troops then looted the town. Alternatively contact, Our site uses cookies. Share. William II, s. and h., owed 1,000 silver marks in 1158 to obtain his share of Barnstaple. In early January 1643, Colonel Ruthven, the Parliamentarian governor of Plymouth, attempted to strengthen his position by attacking Saltash on the Cornish side of the Tamar. Latest from the East Devon 24. Exeter under siege. The Heritage Centre will have a variety of extra Civil War information for visitors, including books for sale and a copy of the declaration of surrender. For more information, see. Exmouth Town set for a busy October with eight games in 28 days. Staff will also be in full period costume. Lisa Bengey The day consisted of rehearsals, children between 7-12yrs were set the task of learning a Barnstaple Civil War play. Barnstaple (/ ˈ b ɑːr n s t ə b əl / or / ˈ b ɑːr n s t ə p əl /) is a town in North Devon, England.It was a river port at the lowest crossing point of the River Taw, flowing into the Bristol Channel.The town centre still preserves a medieval character. Then at 3.30pm they performed to a delighted audience. Barnstaple Town Council kept visitors feed and watered with a free café and also hosted free children’s crafts in the undercroft of St Anne's. Barnstaple Town Council are delighted with the turn out for all of the Civil War Events, we would like to thank the Heritage Lottery for funding the project, and everyone involved for making it a truly fantastic event. Bridie Fewings Photography . From the gruesome antics of the barber surgeons to the armour and weaponry, money and women's attire. : newsdesk@northdevongazette.co.uk During the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, the importance of the town as a west coast port greatly strengthened Barnstaple’s position and the port was represented on the Naval Council. BARNSTAPLE CIVIL WAR 0. : lisa.bengey@archant.co.uk 1646 April 10th, Ilfracombe surrenders to Sheffield, April 12th Barnstaple surrenders to Fairfax, April 13th Exeter occupied by parliamentarians, end of civil war in Devon THE English Civil War returns to Barnstaple next month as for the first time the town commemorates its role in the conflict. Find your perfect match using our dating website, free signup. 345539 Private Harry Martin Isaac of the 16th (Royal Devon and Royal North Devon Yeomanry) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. The Siege of Barnstaple . Wednesday 9th August 2017 saw the Guildhall Main Chamber transformed into a stage. : 01271341636, Find planning applications in North Devon -. Editor 1646 Feb 16th battle of Torrington, Fairfax victorious. 1 / 22. Again, a chance to learn about history but in a fun and crafty way. Sunday 13th August 2017, the Sealed Knot besieged Rock Park in Barnstaple. Philip de Braose d. 1134-55 of Bramber. From the 14th century, it was licensed to export wool. Be sure to pick up one of our Civil War leaflets which give a brief insight into the Civil War history of Barnstaple. Barnstaple is the main town of North Devon and claims to be the oldest borough in the United Kingdom. Telephone: Telephone: (01271) 344303. The text reads: Barnstaple and most of Devon tended to the parliamentary side when the Civil War began in 1642. BARNSTAPLE CIVIL WAR. Come and see: Battle re-enactments and cannon fire, Living history, A falconry display, Bouncy castle, soft play and ball pit, Civil war stories and children's crafts with the Marvellous Even-ures, Devon face-painting, Sealed Knot, civil war reenactment at barnstaple Rock Park. The Siege of Barnstaple! On Saturday, April 14, 366 years ago to the day when the Royalist town surrendered to the forces of Parliament, a group of the Sealed Knot re-enactment society will recreate the moment. 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