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Marwood is a village in North Devon 3.5 miles north of Barnstaple. The village contains 20 acres of ornamental gardens open to the public, known as Marwood Hill Gardens. The gardens were developed by Dr Jimmy Smart, who died in 2002. There is a tea-room. On an island in the middle lake at Marwood Hill Gardens is a sculpture of a mother and children by John Robinson, who also sculpted the font-cover in the 13th century church at Marwood.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Devon and Cornwall|
Other names by which Marwood, Devon has been known in the past
Merewood ~ Merehode ~ Mereude ~ Merode
Marwood, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Marwood.-- par. and vil., Devon, 3 miles NW. of Barnstaple, 5396 ac., pop. 808; P.O.
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