Morebath, a village and a parish in Devonshire. The village stands on a bold acclivity, near the boundary with Somerset, and near the confluence of the rivers Exe and Barle, with a station on the G.W.R. 176 miles from London, 2 N by W of Bampton, and 9 N by W of Tiverton. It was anciently called Murbath and Murbade, and has a post office under Tiverton; money order and telegraph office, Bampton. Acreage of parish, 3474; population, 449. The parish council consists of seven members. The manor belonged formerly to Barlinch Priory. Part of the surface rises into lofty hills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter;. gross value, £175 with residence. The church is ancient, has remains of a window brought from Barlinch Priory in the 16th century, and was thoroughly restored in 1874.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Morebath St. George|
|Poor Law union||Tiverton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Morebath from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Morebath (St. George))
Online maps of Morebath are available from a number of sites:
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- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:
The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.
A part transcript of The Visitations of Devon comprising the Herald's Visitations of 1531, 1564, and 1620, with additions by Lieut-Col J.L. Vivian.