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Cranmere Pool, Devon

Historical Description

Cranmere Pool, a pool in Dartmoor, Devonshire, in the midst of deep morasses, 6 miles S by E of Okehampton. It is about 230 yards in circuit, is frequented by water-fowl, and has been called " the mother of the Dartmoor rivers." The West Okement is the only stream really flowing from it, but the Taw, the Tavy, the Dart, and the Teign rise near it.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5