Title: Appledore tidal defence scheme
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
This Environment Agency booklet is aimed at providing information on tidal defence in Appledore. The North Devon town of Appledore is situated at the mouth of the Taw and Torridge Estuary, four kilometres north of Bideford. Its maritime position has been the foundation for thriving boat building, shipping and fishing industries. But the potential threat of flooding from high tides has constantly hung over the community. It was flourishing trade with North America, and particularly Virginia and Newfoundland, that Appledore's sea-faring status was built on, especially from the sixteenth century onwards. The tides may have brought prosperity, but they also carried the misery of flooding too. There are records of flood events as far back as October 1886 as well as February 1899. Flooding has continued thoughout the twentieth century.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: n.d.
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Rivers; Flood control; Coasts; Flood defence structures; Tides
Geographic Keywords: Torridge; Appledore (Devon); Devon
Extent: n.p. 
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