Moretonhampstead is a town and civil parish that lies on the edge of Dartmoor. The parish church is dedicated to St. Andrew. Moretonhampstead is twinned with Betton in France. The town is a major part of the electoral ward of Moorland. Its population at the 2011 census was 2,806.
Moretonhampstead History Society a great resource for family history and historical data. Includes parish registers, school registers, census search, directories 1793-1898, maps and newspaper cuttings.