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Newspapers Published in Barnstaple

Listing prepared by Jonathan Frayne


Name Start Date End Date Notes
North Devon Journal July 1824   Still in existence in 2002
Barnstaple Herald August 1825 August 1826  
County and North Devon Advertiser and Tiverton Chronicle May 1832 December 1848  
Barnstaple Times and Devon Advertiser May 1851 November 1851  
Western Standard and Devon Advertiser April 1852 September 1852  
Mercantile Gazette January 1854 September 1855 Monthly half printed in London
Barnstaple and Bideford Miscellany and North Devon Advertiser March 1854 1854 Became the North Devon Advertiser
North Devon Advertiser 1854   Still in existence in 1897
Barnstaple Times October 1859 February 1865  
Punch in Barnstaple 1852   Only the Christmas edition ever appeared
North Devon Herald July 1870   Still in existence in 1897
Barnstaple Messenger   1875  
The Comet 1893 1894  

This table has been constructed from "Barnstaple 1837-1897", W. F. Gardiner, Barnstaple, 1897, and "Literary History of Barnstaple" John Roberts Chanter, Barnstaple, 1866. Newspapers starting or closing after 1897 are not mentioned above.

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