Cruwys Morchard  Devon


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

CRUWYS-MORCHARD, a parish in Tiverton district, Devon; 5¼ miles W of Tiverton r. station. It includes the village of Pennymoor, which has a post office under Tiverton; also the hamlets of Way and Yedbury. Acres, 5, 766. Real property, £4, 262. Pop., 685. Houses, 143. The property is subdivided. ...

The manor has belonged, since the time of Henry I., to the family of Cruwys. Morchard Court, the seat of the Rev. G. S. Cruwys, was originally built in 1199, and has been enlarged and improved. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £455.* Patron, the Rev. G. S. Cruwys. The church is an ancient structure, with a massive tower; and has a finely-carved oak screen. There are Independent chapels at Pennymoor and Way.

Cruwys Morchard through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd January 2022

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