Barbrook

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Barbrook
St Bartholomew Church, Barbrook - geograph.org.uk - 1003231.jpg
St. Bartholomew's Church, Barbrook
Barbrook is located in Devon
Barbrook
Barbrook
Location within Devon
OS grid referenceSS715477
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLynton
Postcode districtEX35
Dialling code01598
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
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UK
England
Devon
51°12′51″N 3°50′26″W / 51.214224°N 3.8405°W / 51.214224; -3.8405Coordinates: 51°12′51″N 3°50′26″W / 51.214224°N 3.8405°W / 51.214224; -3.8405

Barbrook is a village in Devon, England. It is close to the source of the West Lyn River.

The village post office and shop closed on 27 September 2008.[1] The listed former school house is beside the A39. There is currently a petrol station and shop at the junction of the A39 and B3234.

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In the early part of the 1900s it was mostly surrounded by conifer plantations, these were felled and have now been replaced by deciduous woodland.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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ North Devon Journal[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Allen, N. V. (Noel Vincent) (1986). Exmoor place-names, by n. v. llen (pbk). Alcombe. OCLC 669089417.

External links[edit]

Media related to Barbrook at Wikimedia Commons