Saint Peter Tavy
Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870
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Transcribed by Roger MEYRICK
Checked by Val HENDERSON
Pages 862 - 863
SAINT PETER TAVY (or PETER TAVY) is a village and parish in Tavistock union, containing, by the census of 1861, 469 inhabitants, and 3500 acres; in the deanery of Tamerton, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Roborough, South Devonshire; 3 miles north-east from Tavistock, 13 south-west from Okehampton, on the road from thence to Tavistock, and on the banks of the river Tavy. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Gibbons, B.A., is valued at £345 per annum, with residence and 57 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the Bishop of Exeter. The church is an ancient edifice in the Early English style, dedicated to Saint Peter, consisting of nave, chancel, and north aisle, with tower surmounted by pinnacles, and containing five bells. The Wesleyans have a place of worship here. There is a Parochial School for children of both sexes. The Duke of Bedford is lord of the manor and chief landowner.
GODSWORTHY is a hamlet one mile south-east; WILSWORTHY is also a hamlet 2 miles north-east.
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