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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.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Devon 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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