Founded in 1904 as Pilton Yeo Vale,
the club entered the North Devon league. They were founder members along with
Ilfracombe, South Molton, Pilton Social Barnstaple Y.M.C.A, Braunton and Bideford.
Their first ever league Match was on 1st October 1904 when they played Ilfracombe at Pilton Park and were defeated 4-2.
The club changed it's name to Barnstaple Town at the end of the season, and continued in the North Devon League, Devon & Exeter League and then the South Western League.
When the Western League was reformed after the Second World War, Barnstaple Town entered two teams, one in division 2 and a reserve side in division 3.
The early 1950's were one of the club's most successful times under the management of Arthur Coles. In 1953, Barnstaple won the Western league First Division Championship but only after a nail biting climax to the season with everything depending on the results of matches being played on the final day of the League Season. On that day, Barnstaple Town beat Dorchester Town 6-1 and their challengers for the title, Street won 2-1 at Well City. That left the sides level on points and when the goal average was calculated Street had 2.07 and incredibly Barnstaple had 2.08.Rumour has it that most of the 3,000 crowd that watched Barnstaple beat Dorchester stayed behind at Mill Road after the match to await the Street result.
Contact: Mill Road, Barnstaple EX31 1JQ
Phone: 01271 343469