Martinhoe  Devon


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Martinhoe like this:

MARTINHOE, a parish, with a picturesque little Village, in Barnstaple district, Devon; on the coast, 4 miles W by S of Linton, and 13 NE of Barnstaple r. statio n. Post town, Parracombe, under Barnstable. Acres, 2.549. Real property, £1,186. Pop., 219. Houses, 44. The manor was originally called Martin's Hoe or Martin's Hill; took its name from the family of Martyn, who w.ere anciently its owners; went from them to Mauger St. ...

Albyn, and remained with his descendants till 1422; and thence passed, through varions hands, to Sir R. Throckmorton. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £109.* Patron, John Pike, Esq. Th e church is partly ancient bnt chiefly modern, has a small tower, and contains several monuments.

Martinhoe through time

Martinhoe is now part of North Devon district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Devon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Martinhoe itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Martinhoe in North Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th October 2019

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