South Tawton

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South Tawton
South Tawton is located in Devon
South Tawton
South Tawton
 South Tawton shown within Devon
Population 1,255 (FHSA 2005)
OS grid reference SX653945
District West Devon
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district EX20
Dialling code 01837
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Torridge and West Devon
List of places

Coordinates: 50°44′N 3°54′W / 50.73°N 3.9°W / 50.73; -3.9

South Tawton is a village on the north edge of Dartmoor, Devon, England. An electoral ward bearing the same name exists. At the 2011 census the population was 1,683.[1]

Burgoyne monument[edit]

The Burgoyne Monument in St Andrew's Church South Tawton. This slate and stone tablet on the wall of the South Chapel is dated 1651 and is in memory of Robert Burgoyne, his wife and their family. Those who are commemorated include a child in a cradle and an infant in a shroud. The arms of Burgoyne are: Azure, a talbot argent (As shown on the monument to Thomas Chafe (d.1648) in the church at St Giles in the Wood, Devon, who married a Burgoyne

In the church of St Andrew is a monument to the Burgoyne family.

Further reading[edit]

  • Roy & Ursula Radford (2000). South Tawton & South Zeal with Sticklepath. Halsgrove. ISBN 1-55212-606-4. 
  • Patrick Shaw (1995). South Tawton Parish Council, The First Fifty Years. South Tawton & Dist Hist Group. 
  • Tony Clark (2002). South Tawton Church House - Options to Secure its Future. 


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 17 February 2015. 

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