Morchard Bishop

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Morchard Bishop
Morchard Bishop - near Turning Ways - geograph.org.uk - 214363.jpg
Morchard Bishop
Morchard Bishop is located in Devon
Morchard Bishop
Morchard Bishop
Location within Devon
Population975 (2001)
OS grid referenceSS7607
Civil parish
  • Morchard Bishop
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCREDITON
Postcode districtEX17
Dialling code01363
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°51′N 3°45′W / 50.85°N 3.75°W / 50.85; -3.75Coordinates: 50°51′N 3°45′W / 50.85°N 3.75°W / 50.85; -3.75

Morchard Bishop is a village and civil parish in Mid Devon in the English county of Devon. It has a population of 975,[1] and contains a primary school, two churches, and a playing field with tennis court. Notable past residents include Ernest Bevin.

The name Morchard means the great wood or forest from the Celtic: mǭr cę̃d, Modern Welsh: mawr coed. The affix of 'Bishop' is from its possession by the Bishop of Exeter in 1086.

Morchard Bishop is twinned with Saint-Gatien-des-Bois in Normandy.[2] It has a garage, a post office, a pub called The London Inn, a surgery, a blacksmith and its own woodland. It is about 8 miles (13 km) from the market town of Crediton. Community events include: a village pantomime, an allotment association, a ukulele band and football teams.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Mid Devon Retrieved 27 January 2010
  2. ^ "Devon Twinning Circle Associations" (PDF). Devon County Council. Retrieved 18 October 2016.

External links[edit]

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