Morebath  Devon


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.

Morebath through time

Morebath 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 Morebath itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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