The Appledore Bell


The Appledore Bell

Appledore, Devon (installed 27 May, 2009), in North Devon, on the Taw and Torridge estuary, an ancient shipbuilding town with connections east and west, through export of domestic ceramics to the West Indies as part of the slave trade, to ball clay still being shipped to Russia. Here are some of the highest tides in Europe, the base of the bell marks the moment the water is over the bar and ships may leave or enter the estuary.  It is an important and historic port.
Tidal range

The huge tidal range at Appledore means that there is plenty of foreshore visible at low water. Wikipedia goes into this in some detail. And here are illustrations at various states of the tide.

Our inscription

Each bell has an inscription chosen by the local community.

Supported by 
The National Lottery 
Community Fund 

 Registered Company  No: 11575853
 Charity No: 1182967
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