St. Bartholomew's Church, Barbrook
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Barbrook was affected by the 1952 Lynmouth Flood. A sign showing the height of the floodwater can be seen in Cherrybridge and there is a memorial garden on the site of 2 houses which fell into the river. The original stone arched road bridge on the site of the current foot bridge was destroyed and a new bridge was constructed further upstream, a house was demolished to make way for the new roadway. The river channel was enlarged to prevent future problems.
In the early part of the 1900s it was mostly surrounded by conifer plantations, these were felled and have now been replaced by deciduous woodland.
Barbrook means "Babbling Brook", in 1650 it was known as Babbroke.
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