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The Taw, Devon

Historical Description

Taw, The, a river of Devonshire, rising on Okement Hill in Dartmoor, running north-north-eastward past South Tawton, North Tawton, and Brushford to the neighbourhood of Lapford, and proceeding north-north-westward past Chulmleigh, Umberleigh, Bishops Tawton, and Barnstaple, to a joint embouchure with the Torridge into Bideford Bay below Appledore. It has a total course of about 50 miles; it receives the Little Dart at Chulmleigh and the Yeo at New Place, and it is closely followed all down from Lapford by the North Devon railway.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5