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Cornworthy is a village and civil parish in South Hams, Devon, England.

The hamlet of East Cornworthy lies due east of the village at grid reference SX847552.

Cornworthy Priory, originally established for nuns of the order of St. Austin, is now a Grade I listed building.

Cornworthy Church contains the tomb of the Harris family, who were Lords of the Manor from the mid sixteenth century onwards. It was erected by Lady Elizabeth Harris, widow of Sir Thomas Harris, in 1611, to the memory of her husband who died in 1610. Elizabeth herself is buried in the same tomb as are several other members of the family including Sir Edward Harris (died 1636), eldest son of Thomas and Elizabeth. Edward spent much of his life in Ireland, where he became a substantial landowner and Chief Justice of Munster. He was the grandfather of the celebrated faith healer Valentine Greatrakes.

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Coordinates: 50°23′19″N 3°39′03″W / 50.3885°N 3.6508°W / 50.3885; -3.6508