Peter Tavy, Devon Family History Guide

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:

Parish registers begin: 1674

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Peter Tavy

  • Lydford
  • Whitchurch
  • Mary Tavy
  • Walkhampton
  • Tavistock
  • Lamerton

Historical Descriptions

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

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