Peter Tavy is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.
Other places in the parish include: Willsworthy and Wilsworthy.
Alternative names: Petertavy, St Peter Tavy, Tavy St Peter
Parish church: St. Peter
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1674
- Bishop's Transcripts: 1612
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
Parishes adjacent to Peter Tavy
- Mary Tavy
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
TAVY-ST. PETER, a parish, with a village and a hamlet, in Tavistock district, Devon; on the W border of Dartmoor, 3½ miles NE of Tavistock r. station. Post town, Tavistock. Acres, 3,500. Real property, £3,485; of which £1,465 are in mines. Pop., 469. Houses, 88. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, not reported. Patron, the Bishop of E. The church is old. A chapel of ease is at Hillbridge; and there are a Wesleyan chapel and a parochial school.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845
Tavy (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Tavistock, partly in the hundred of Lifton, but chiefly in that of Roborough, Tavistock and S. divisions of Devon, 3 ½ miles (N. E.) from Tavistock; containing, with the hamlet of Willsworthy, 587 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £17. 1. 8., and in the patronage of the Bishop of Exeter : the tithes have been commuted for £235, and the glebe contains 64 acres. The church contains a monument to the Rev. Mr. Pocock, a former rector, and, with the burial-ground, forms a strikingly picturesque feature in the scenery of the place. At Willsworthy was formerly a chantry chapel, which has been converted into a barn.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.
- County: Devon
- Civil Registration District: Tavistock
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
- Diocese: Exeter
- Rural Deanery: Tamerton
- Poor Law Union: Tavistock
- Hundred: Lifton; Roborough
- Province: Canterbury