Manaton  Devon


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Manaton like this:

MANATON, a village and a parish in Newton-Abbot district, Devon. The village stands on an eminence on the E side of Dartmoor, amid wild and beautiful scenery. 3&hf. miles S by W of Moreton-Hampstead r-station. The parish comprises 6,393 acres; and its Post town. is Moreton-Hampstead, under Exeter. ...

Real property, £2,332. Pop., 415. Houses, 68. The property is divided among a few. The surface is studded with rocks and tors; includes some smgularly shaped hills; and abounds in romantic scenery. Many spots are attractive to tourists: some present features of rich beauty; and a little rivulet, called the Becky Fall, exhibits much Variety, diving for a time underground, running afterwards through a wooded dell, and then forming a fine cataract oVer a precipice of about 100 feet. Several small. tin mines are near the boundary. An enclosure of loose stones is at Grimspound; includes several minor enclosures; ad is thought by some writers to have been a work of the Druids; but is more likely to haVe been a stannary court. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Valne, £230.* Patron, the Rev. W. Carwithen. The church is later English, in good condition; and has a good screen. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £22.

Manaton through time

Manaton is now part of Teignbridge district. Click here for graphs and data of how Teignbridge has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Manaton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Manaton, in Teignbridge and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 26th September 2021

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