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Instow is a village in north Devon, England. It is on the estuary where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet, between the villages of Westleigh and Yelland and on the opposite bank of Appledore. There is a small river beach and sand dunes, that home some rare species of orchid including the pyramid orchid. The Tarka Trail passes through Instow, providing an easy means for people to arrive by foot or on bike.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Devon and Cornwall|
Other names by which Instow, Devon has been known in the past
Johannestou ~ Johannesto
Instow, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Instow, par. and vil. with ry. sta., N. Devon, at confluence of rivers Taw and Torridge, 3½ miles NE. of Bideford, 1916 ac. (285 water), pop. 657; P.O.
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