In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Morebath like this:
MOREBATH, a village and a parish in Tiverton district, Devon. The village stands on a bold acclivity, near the boundary with Somerset, and near the confluence of the rivers Exe and Barle, 2 miles N by W of Bampton, and 9 N by W of Tiverton r. station; was anciently called Murbath and Murbade; and has a postoffice under Tiverton. The parish comprises 2,449 acres. Real property, £3,882. Pop. in 1851,514; in 1861,430. Houses, 89. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged formerly to Barlinch priory, and belongs now to M. Bere, Esq. Part of the surface rises into lofty hills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £195.* Patron, M. Bere, Esq. The church is ancient; has remains of a window brought from Barlinch priory in the 16th century; and was recently in bad condition. Charities, £22.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Morebath in Mid Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st October 2014
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