Saint Peter Tavy

Saint Peter Tavy

Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870

 Please notify me of any errors. Contact.


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.


Clergy and Gentry.

Gibbons Rev. Thomas, B.A., The Rectory

Spry Henry, Esq., Overland


Trades and Professions.


Arthur John, farmer, Tor town

Bray John Garland, farmer

Bray Thomas Garland, mason and farmer, Coombefields

Burley John, farmer Gate house

Crossing James Parsons, farmer, Langsford

Dawe Thomas, farmer, Lower town

Doidge William, farmer, Cocks Tor

Gibbings Richard, miller, Lower mill

Holman Samuel, wheelwright

Holmes John, shopkeeper

Holmes Peter, farmer, Harragrove


Jackman William, tailor

Maunder Wm., farmer, Churchtown

Mudge Wm., farmer, Great Sowton town

Palmer Wm., parish clerk, Church town

Phillips Mrs. Mary Ann, farmer, Youlditch

Prout Robert, blacksmith

Rider William, grocer

Shambrook John, sexton

Sleeman James, wheelwright

Sussex William, "Peter Tavy" inn

Williams Richard, miller and farmer, Shillands


Fuge William, farmer

Palmer George, farmer

Stevens William, farmer

Letters from Tavistock, which is also the nearest money order office


School - Miss A. Jolly, mistress







Updated 24/11/01

Please Report any non-working links.

Please feel free to use the information on this page for your own personnel research, but please DO NOT use it for commercial purposes or financial gain. Thankyou.

© 2001 Transcriber and Checker as named above.