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Bideford is situated on the north Devon coast just to the south west of Barnstaple and about forty miles north west of Exeter. The town, with a population of around 12,000, sits on the estuary of the River Torridge and was once, like its neighbour Barnstaple, an important port and famous shipbuilding centre, with a mile of quays along the banks of the Torridge. Although Bideford has lost much of its importance as a port, small ships still use the port. Bideford Bridge, built in the fifteenth century to span the river Torridge, has 24 arches. Two miles to the north lies the seaside resort of Westward Ho! taking its name from the famous Charles Kingsley novel. It has a famous golf course and an excellent beach. The map below shows the town of Bideford as it was in the mid twentieth century. Click on a selected area of the map below to see an enlargement.

 Bideford Town Map

Map of Bideford

Old map of the town of Bideford circa 1950

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Bideford Map

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