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Peter Tavy, Devon

Historical Description

Tavy St Peter, a parish, with a village and a hamlet, in Devonshire, on the W border of Dartmoor, 3½ miles NE of Tavistock station, on the G.W.R. Post town, Tavistock. Acreage, 9460; population of the civil parish, 350; of the ecclesiastical, 279. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The Duke of Bedford is lord of the manor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; gross value, £200 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is an ancient building of stone with an embattled tower, and has been restored. A chapel of ease is at Hillbridge, and there is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDevon 
Ecclesiastical parishTavy St. Peter 
Poor Law unionTavistock 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the South West Heritage Trust, Parochial Church Council, and Devon Family History Society have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Peter Tavy

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Peter Tavy from the following:


Online maps of Peter Tavy are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:

Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.

DistrictWest Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL19
Post TownTavistock