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Morchard Bishop is a village and civil parish in Mid Devon in the English county of Devon. It has a population of 975, 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. 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.
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Mid Devon Retrieved 27 January 2010
- "Devon Twinning Circle Associations" (PDF). Devon County Council. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
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