Morchard Bishop

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Morchard Bishop
Morchard Bishop - near Turning Ways - - 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
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtEX17
Dialling code01363
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
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.


  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]

Media related to Morchard Bishop at Wikimedia Commons