River Bovey

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The River Bovey rises on the eastern side of Dartmoor in Devon, England. From its source between Chagford Common and Shapley Common it flows for about two miles northwards before turning to a generally south easterly direction. It passes the village of North Bovey, flows through Lustleigh Cleave between the villages of Manaton and Lustleigh, and then through the town of Bovey Tracey. It joins the River Teign on the boundary between the parishes of Teigngrace and Kingsteignton, about a mile south of the village of Chudleigh Knighton.

The river gives its name to the Bovey Formation, a geological sedimentary basin which is the major source in England for ball clay.



Coordinates: 50°34′N 3°37′W / 50.567°N 3.617°W / 50.567; -3.617