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Morebath, Devon

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Morebath, Devon

Morebath is an upland village in the county of Devon, mostly given over to sheep-farming, and situated on the southern edge of Exmoor. An account of life in Morebath in the 16th century can be read in The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village by Eamon Duffy (published in 2001 by Yale University Press, ISBN 0-300-09185-0). Then, as now, Morebath was populated by no more than 300 people, drawn from some thirty families, living and working on the land.
DistrictMid Devon
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS9524
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01884

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

Murbade ~ Murbath ~ Morebade ~ Morebatha

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

Morebath, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Devon, 2 miles N. of Bampton and 17½ miles W. of Taunton, 3449 ac., pop. 444; P.O.

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