"MOREBATH, a small village on a bold southern declivity, 2 miles N. of Bampton, has in its parish 466 souls, and 3349A. of land, including the small village of Exbridge, which is partly in Somersetshire, near the confluence of the rivers Exe and Barle, where the hills rise in lofty elevations on the borders of the two counties. A cattle fair is held here on the Monday after August 24th. Montague Baker Bere, Esq., is lord of the manor, which was long held by Berlinch Abbey; but part of the parish belongs to John Bere, Esq., Henry Ball, Esq., and several smaller freeholders. The Church (St. George,) is an ancient structure, with a tower and five bells, and some remains of a window brought from Berlinch Abbey in the 16th century. It contains a Norman font, and several neat monuments. The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £7. 8s. 9d., and in 1831 at £200, is in the patronage of T.L. Clarke, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. A.B. Hill, who has a good residence at the foot of a high cliff, and 5A. of glebe. . . . " [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in Bampton Hundred, the Archdeaconry and the Diocese of Exeter.