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Moretonhampstead, Devon

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Moretonhampstead, Devon

Moretonhampstead lies on the edge of Dartmoor and is notable for having the longest one-word name of any place in England. The parish church is dedicated to St. Andrew. Moretonhampstead is twinned with Betton in France.
DistrictTeignbridge
Post townNEWTON ABBOT
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX7586
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01647
Population1,536 (2001 Census)
 

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

Moreton Hampstead ~ Mortone ~ Mortona

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

Moreton Hampstead, small town and par. with ry. its,., Devon, on E. border of Dartmoor, 12 miles NW. of Newton Abbot by rail and 12 miles SW. of Exeter, 7656 ac., pop. 1572; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; is a beautifully situated town, remarkable for its salubrity.

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