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Mortehoe, Devon

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Mortehoe, Devon

Mortehoe is a village and former manor on the north coast of Devon, England. It lies 10 miles north-west of Barnstaple, near Woolacombe and Lee Bay, and is sited in a valley within the hilly sand-dune-like land behind Morte Point. Mortehoe can trace its origins back to the Domesday Book, and beyond. Always a farming community, in former years it was a base for smugglers and wreckers.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS4545
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
 

Other names by which Mortehoe, Devon has been known in the past

Morthoe ~ Mortehou ~ Morteho

Mortehoe, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Morthoe (or Mortehoe), coast par. and vil. with ry. sta. (2 miles SE.), Devon, near Morte Point, 5 miles SW. of Ilfracombe, 4621 ac. (375 water), pop. 430; P.O.

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