Great Torrington

Great Torrington

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Great Torrington is a small market town in the north of Devon, England. Parts of it are sited on high ground with steep drops down to the River Torridge below. The centre of the town therefore commands spectacular views, though lower-lying parts are prone to occasional flooding. Torrington is in the very heart of Tarka Country, a landscape captured by Henry Williamson in his novel Tarka the Otter in 1927. There were Iron Age and medieval castles and forts in Torrington, located on the Castle Hill. Great Torrington had strategic significance in the English Civil War. In the Battle of Torrington, the Parliamentarians, led by Sir Thomas Fairfax, swept into the town and defeated Lord Hopton's forces. This marked the end of Royalist resistance in the West Country.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135875663
  • 9786135875669