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Moretonhampstead

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Moretonhampstead (anciently Moreton Hampstead) is a market town, parish and former manor in Devon, situated on the north-eastern edge of Dartmoor, within the Dartmoor National Park. [1]

81 relations: A30 road, A38 road, A382 road, Almshouse, Andrew the Apostle, Betton, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bovey Tracey, Bridford, Central Devon (UK Parliament constituency), Chagford, Charter, Christowell, Civil parish, Dartmoor, Devon, Domesday Book, Drewsteignton, Dunsford, Earl of Devon, Eurasian sparrowhawk, Exeter, Feudal barony of Okehampton, Feudal land tenure in England, Francis Courtenay (died 1638), Fulling, George Oliver (historian), George Parker Bidder, George V, Goods shed, HM Prison Dartmoor, Hugh de Courtenay, Hugh de Courtenay, 1st/9th Earl of Devon, Hugh de Courtenay, 2nd/10th Earl of Devon, Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester, John, King of England, List of King George V Playing Fields in Devon, List of towns in England, Listed building, Lustleigh, Manor, Manor of Powderham, Market town, Mental calculator, Middle Ages, Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway, Moretonhampstead railway station, Motive power depot, Mountain biking, Napoleonic Wars, National parks of the United Kingdom, ..., National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, Newton Abbot, Norman conquest of England, North Bovey, Old English, Overlord, Parish church, Philip Courtenay (died 1406), Princetown, Protected area, Pub, Punch bowl, R. D. Blackmore, Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster, River Bovey, River Teign, Roger Dean (artist), Saxons, Serjeanty, Sir John de la Pole, 6th Baronet, Sparrowhawk, Teignbridge, Tenement, Tiverton Castle, Tozer (surname), Tristram Risdon, United Kingdom census, 2011, W. W. Rouse Ball, Ward (electoral subdivision), William Pole (antiquary), William the Conqueror. Expand index (31 more) »

A30 road

The A30 is a major road in England, running WSW from London to Land's End.

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A38 road

The A38, part of which is also known as the Devon Expressway, is a major A-class trunk road in England.

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A382 road

The A382 is a road in South West England, connecting Newton Abbot to the A38, then to Bovey Tracey and on through Moretonhampstead to the A30.

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Almshouse

An almshouse (also known as a poorhouse) is charitable housing provided to people in a particular community.

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Andrew the Apostle

Andrew the Apostle (Ἀνδρέας; ⲁⲛⲇⲣⲉⲁⲥ, Andreas; from the early 1st century BC – mid to late 1st century AD), also known as Saint Andrew and referred to in the Orthodox tradition as the First-Called (Πρωτόκλητος, Prōtoklētos), was a Christian Apostle and the brother of Saint Peter.

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Betton, Ille-et-Vilaine

Betton (Gallo: Beton) is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.

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Bovey Tracey

Bovey Tracey is a small town and civil parish in Devon, England, on the edge of Dartmoor, its proximity to which gives rise to the "slogan" used on the town's boundary signs, "The Gateway to the Moor".

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Bridford

Bridford is a village and civil parish in south west England, located in the Teign Valley, Devon on the edge of Dartmoor.

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Central Devon (UK Parliament constituency)

Central Devon is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Mel Stride of the Conservative Party.

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Chagford

Chagford is a market town and civil parish on the north-east edge of Dartmoor, in Devon, England, close to the River Teign.

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Charter

A charter is the grant of authority or rights, stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified.

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Christowell

Christowell: a Dartmoor tale is a three-volume novel by R. D. Blackmore published in 1882.

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Civil parish

In England, a civil parish is a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority.

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Dartmoor

Dartmoor is a moor in southern Devon, England.

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Devon

Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.

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Domesday Book

Domesday Book (or; Latin: Liber de Wintonia "Book of Winchester") is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror.

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Drewsteignton

Drewsteignton is a village, civil parish and former manor within the administrative area of West Devon, England, also lying within the Dartmoor National Park.

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Dunsford

Dunsford is a village in Devon, England, just inside the Dartmoor National Park.

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Earl of Devon

The title of Earl of Devon was created several times in the English peerage, and was possessed first (after the Norman Conquest of 1066) by the de Redvers (alias de Reviers, Revieres, etc.) family, and later by the Courtenays.

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Eurasian sparrowhawk

The Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), also known as the northern sparrowhawk or simply the sparrowhawk, is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae.

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Exeter

Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England, with a population of 129,800 (mid-2016 EST).

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Feudal barony of Okehampton

The feudal barony of Okehampton was a very large feudal barony, the largest mediaeval fiefdom in the county of Devon, England,Thorn & Thorn, part 2, chapter 16 whose caput was Okehampton Castle and manor.

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Feudal land tenure in England

Under the English feudal system several different forms of land tenure existed, each effectively a contract with differing rights and duties attached thereto.

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Francis Courtenay (died 1638)

Francis Courtenay, de jure 4th Earl of Devon, (ca. 1576 – 3 June 1638) of Powderham, Devon, was an English Member of Parliament.

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Fulling

Fulling, also known as tucking or walking (spelt waulking in Scotland), is a step in woollen clothmaking which involves the cleansing of cloth (particularly wool) to eliminate oils, dirt, and other impurities, and making it thicker.

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George Oliver (historian)

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George Parker Bidder

George Parker Bidder (13 June 1806 – 20 September 1878) was an English engineer and calculating prodigy.

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George V

George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.

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Goods shed

A goods shed is a railway building designed for storing goods before or after carriage in a train.

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HM Prison Dartmoor

HM Prison Dartmoor is a Category C men's prison, located in Princetown, high on Dartmoor in the English county of Devon.

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Hugh de Courtenay

Sir Hugh de Courtenay (1251–1292) was the son and heir of John de Courtenay, feudal baron of Okehampton, Devon, by Isabel de Vere, daughter of Hugh de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford.

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Hugh de Courtenay, 1st/9th Earl of Devon

Hugh de Courtenay, 1st/9th Earl of Devon (14 September 1276 – 23 December 1340) was the son of Sir Hugh de Courtenay (died 1292), feudal baron of Okehampton in Devon, by his wife Eleanor le Despenser (died 1328), sister of Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester.

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Hugh de Courtenay, 2nd/10th Earl of Devon

Sir Hugh de Courtenay, 2nd/10th Earl of Devon (12 July 1303 – 2 May 1377), 2nd Baron Courtenay, feudal baron of Okehampton and feudal baron of Plympton, played an important role in the Hundred Years War in the service of King Edward III.

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Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester

Hugh le Despenser (1 March 1261 – 27 October 1326), sometimes referred to as "the Elder Despenser", was for a time the chief adviser to King Edward II of England.

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John, King of England

John (24 December 1166 – 19 October 1216), also known as John Lackland (Norman French: Johan sanz Terre), was King of England from 1199 until his death in 1216.

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List of King George V Playing Fields in Devon

Devon King George V Playing Fields King G King G Category:Lists of listed buildings in Devon.

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List of towns in England

This is a list of towns in England.

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Listed building

A listed building, or listed structure, is one that has been placed on one of the four statutory lists maintained by Historic England in England, Historic Environment Scotland in Scotland, Cadw in Wales, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland.

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Lustleigh

Lustleigh is a small village and civil parish nestled in the Wrey Valley, inside the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England.

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Manor

A manor in English law is an estate in land to which is incident the right to hold a court termed court baron, that is to say a manorial court.

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Manor of Powderham

Powderham is a former manor on the coast of south Devon, England, situated within the historic hundred of Exminster, about south of the city of Exeter and adjacent to the north-east of the village of Kenton.

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Market town

Market town or market right is a legal term, originating in the Middle Ages, for a European settlement that has the right to host markets, distinguishing it from a village and city.

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Mental calculator

Mental calculators are people with a prodigious ability in some area of mental calculation, such as adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing large numbers.

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Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway

The Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway was a broad gauge railway which linked the South Devon Railway at Newton Abbot railway station with (in the town of Bovey Tracey, and, Devon, England.

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Moretonhampstead railway station

Moretonhampstead railway station was the terminus of the Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway at Moretonhampstead, Devon, England.

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Motive power depot

The motive power depot (MPD, or railway depot) is the place where locomotives are usually housed, repaired and maintained when not being used.

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Mountain biking

Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes.

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Napoleonic Wars

The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions, financed and usually led by the United Kingdom.

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National parks of the United Kingdom

National parks are a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having its own policies and arrangements.

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National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty

The National Trust, formally the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, is a conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the largest membership organisation in the United Kingdom.

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Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is a market town and civil parish on the River Teign in the Teignbridge District of Devon, England, with a population of 25,556.

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Norman conquest of England

The Norman conquest of England (in Britain, often called the Norman Conquest or the Conquest) was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, Flemish and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later styled William the Conqueror.

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North Bovey

North Bovey is a village and civil parish situated on the south-eastern side of Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, about 11 miles WSW of the city of Exeter and 1.5 miles SSW of Moretonhampstead.

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Old English

Old English (Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc), or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages.

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Overlord

An overlord in the English feudal system was a lord of a manor who had subinfeudated a particular manor, estate or fee, to a tenant.

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Parish church

A parish church (or parochial church) in Christianity is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish.

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Philip Courtenay (died 1406)

Sir Philip Courtenay (c.1355 – 29 July 1406), of Powderham, Devon was the fifth son of Hugh Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon (1303-1377).

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Princetown

Princetown is a villageDespite its name, Princetown is not classed as a town today – it is not included in the County Council's list of the 29 towns in Devon: in the Dartmoor national park in the English county of Devon.

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Protected area

Protected areas or conservation areas are locations which receive protection because of their recognized natural, ecological or cultural values.

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Pub

A pub, or public house, is an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic drinks, which traditionally include beer (such as ale) and cider.

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Punch bowl

A punch bowl is a bowl, often large and wide, in which the drink punch is served.

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R. D. Blackmore

Richard Doddridge Blackmore (7 June 1825 – 20 January 1900), known as R. D. Blackmore, was one of the most famous English novelists of the second half of the nineteenth century.

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Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster

Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster and 3rd Baron of Connaught (1259 – 29 July 1326), called The Red Earl (Latinized to de Burgo), was one of the most powerful Irish nobles of the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

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River Bovey

The River Bovey rises on the eastern side of Dartmoor in Devon, England, and is the largest tributary to the River Teign.

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River Teign

The River Teign or is a river in the county of Devon, England.

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Roger Dean (artist)

William Roger Dean (born 31 August 1944), known as Roger Dean, is an English artist, designer, and publisher.

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Saxons

The Saxons (Saxones, Sachsen, Seaxe, Sahson, Sassen, Saksen) were a Germanic people whose name was given in the early Middle Ages to a large country (Old Saxony, Saxonia) near the North Sea coast of what is now Germany.

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Serjeanty

Under feudalism in England during the medieval era, tenure by serjeanty was a form of tenure in return for some specified non-standard service, thus distinguishing it from knight-service.

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Sir John de la Pole, 6th Baronet

Sir John William de la Pole, 6th Baronet (26 June 1757 – 30 November 1799) of Shute in the parish of Colyton, Devon, was a Member of Parliament for the rotten borough of West Looe.

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Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk (sometimes sparrow hawk) may refer to several species of small hawk in the genus Accipiter.

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Teignbridge

Teignbridge is a local government district in Devon, England.

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Tenement

A tenement is a multi-occupancy building of any sort.

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Tiverton Castle

Tiverton Castle is the remains of a medieval castle dismantled after the Civil War and thereafter converted in the 17th century into a country house.

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Tozer (surname)

Tozer is a surname commonly believed to have originated in Devon, South West England.

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Tristram Risdon

Tristram Risdon (c. 1580 – 1640) was an English antiquarian and topographer, and the author of Survey of the County of Devon.

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United Kingdom census, 2011

A census of the population of the United Kingdom is taken every ten years.

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W. W. Rouse Ball

Walter William Rouse Ball, known as W. W. Rouse Ball (14 August 1850 – 4 April 1925), was a British mathematician, lawyer, and fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge from 1878 to 1905.

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Ward (electoral subdivision)

A ward is a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes.

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William Pole (antiquary)

Sir William Pole (1561–1635) of Colcombe House in the parish of Colyton, of Southcote in the parish of Talaton and formerly of Shute House in the parish of Shute (adjoining Colcombe), both in Devon, was an English country gentleman and landowner, a colonial investor, Member of Parliament and, most notably, a historian and antiquarian of the County of Devon.

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William the Conqueror

William I (c. 1028Bates William the Conqueror p. 33 – 9 September 1087), usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087.

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References

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