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 registers begin: 1674
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
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.