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Cruwys Morchard, Devon

Historical Description

Cruwys-Morchard, a parish in Devonshire, 5½ miles W of Tiverton station on the G.W.R. It includes the village of Pennymoor, which has a post office under Tiverton; money order and telegraph office, Tiverton, also the hamlets of Way and Cotton. Acreage, 6044; population, 585. The manor has belonged since the time of Henry I. to the family of Cruwys. Morchard Court, the seat of the Cruwys family, was originally built in 1199, and has been enlarged and improved. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value,'£511 with residence. The church is an ancient structure with a massive tower, and has a finely-carved oak screen. There are Congregational chapels at Pennymoor and Way.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishCruwys-Morchard Holy Cross 
Poor Law unionTiverton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the South West Heritage Trust, Parochial Church Council, and Devon Family History Society have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Cruwys Morchard

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cruwys Morchard from the following:


Online maps of Cruwys Morchard are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:

Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.

DistrictMid Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX16
Post TownTiverton