Appledore, North Devon

Appledore, North Devon

infobox UK place

static_image_caption=Looking from the quay towards the last remaining shipyard at Appledore
latitude= 51.0525
longitude= -4.1945
country = England
official_name= Appledore
shire_county = Devon
shire_district= Torridge
region= South West England
os_grid_reference = SS465305
dial_code= 01237
post_town= Bideford
postcode_area= EX
postcode_district= EX39
constituency_westminster= Torridge & West Devon
"See" Appledore "for other places with the same name."

Appledore is a town on the mouth of the River Torridge, about 6 miles (10 kilometres) west of Barnstaple in the county of Devon. It is an old town with a long street of houses, including a small one which is a winner of a small house award. It is home to Appledore Shipbuilders, a lifeboat slipway and Hockings Ice Cream, a brand of ice cream only sold in North Devon. The local football team is Appledore F.C.

Industrial Archaeology

The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway (B,WH&A,R) was most unusual amongst British Railways in that although it was built as a standard gauge line (4ft 8.5in) it was not joined to the rest of the railway network, despite the London and South Western Railway having a station at Bideford, East-the-Water, meaning on the other side of the River Torridge from the main town. The line was wholly situated on the peninsula made up of Westward Ho!, Northam and Appledore with extensive sand dunes the Torridge and Taw estuary. The line closed in 1917 having been requisitioned by the War Office (Stuckey 1962).



*Stuckey, Douglas (1962). The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway 1901-1917. Pub. West Country Publications.

ee also

*HMS Appledore
*South West Coast Path
*St Mary's Church, Appledore (Church of England)

External links

* [ Appledore (]
* [ Appledore Village]

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