Peter Tavy

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Peter Tavy
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Peter Tavy is located in England
Peter Tavy
Peter Tavy
Peter Tavy is located in the United Kingdom
Peter Tavy
Peter Tavy
Coordinates: 50°34′44″N 4°06′00″W / 50.579°N 4.100°W / 50.579; -4.100Coordinates: 50°34′44″N 4°06′00″W / 50.579°N 4.100°W / 50.579; -4.100

Peter Tavy (/ˈtvi/) is a village 3 miles (4.8 km) 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, marked by a granite post, is the grave of George Stephens (d. 1763), who is said to have committed suicide after losing the prospect of marriage to Mary Bray, a farmer's daughter.[1] He was buried outside the parish boundary, as was the custom for suicides, and it is said that his ghost still haunts the nearby moor to this day.[citation needed]

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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