Peter Tavy

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Coordinates: 50°34′44″N 4°06′00″W / 50.579°N 4.100°W / 50.579; -4.100 Peter Tavy is a village 3 miles along the A386, North-East of Tavistock, Devon, England; it is named after the River Tavy. St Peter's Parish Church is largely built of granite and has a buttressed west tower.

Near Peter Tavy Moor is the grave of George Stephens (d. 1763) marked by a granite post. It is said he died after losing the prospect of marriage to Mary Bray, a farmer's daughter.[1] Stephens died by his own hand and so was buried outside of the parish boundary, as was the custom with suicides. It is said that his ghost still haunts the nearby moor to this day.

At Willsworthy is a former manor house with a chapel (converted into a house).[2]


  1. ^ Williams, Michael (1984) Unknown Devon. St Teath: Bossiney Books
  2. ^ Pevsner, N. (1952) South Devon. Penguin Books

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