Tavistock, Devon

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Tavistock is a town in Devon

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Tavistock within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Tavistock in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Tavistock.-- market town and par., Devon, on river Tavy, 16½ miles N. of Plymouth and 213¼ from London by rail, 11,450 ac., pop. 6914; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. Tavistock depends chiefly on the neighbouring tin and copper mines, but has also some trade in farm produce. There are still a few remains of the great abbey, which was founded in 961, and which passed at the dissolution to the Russells, who take hence the title of marquis. Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) was a native of Tavistock, which returned 2 members to Parl. from the time of Edward III. until 1867, and 1 member from 1867 until 1885.

Tavistock in the Domesday Book

A village in Lifton hundred, in the county of Devon.

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