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Morchard, Bishop's (St. Mary)

MORCHARD, BISHOP'S (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Crediton, Crediton and N. divisions of Devon, 6½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Crediton; containing 1880 inhabitants. There is a fair for cattle on the Monday after September 8th. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £36, and in the gift of R. H. Tuckfield, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £750, and the glebe comprises 50 acres.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.