Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Tavistock. You may be able to find further references to Tavistock in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Tavistock hundred Bartholomew
TAVISTOCK a town, a parish, a sub-district, a district, and a hundred Imperial
Tavistock (or Western) Division parliamentary division Bartholomew

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Tavistock.

Place Type of entry Source
Eastcott village Bartholomew
PRISTACOTT a hamlet Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Tavistock within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Charles Wesley Jan. 1 - Aug. 31, 1746: Bristol and Cornwall 3
William Camden Cornwall and Devon 2
John Wesley 1746-8: Severe Weather; Ireland; Wesley's Protest against Lawlessness 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 3: From Exeter to Land's End 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 4, Part 1: North Cornwall and Devon 1
Thomas Pennant Tyringham to Woburn 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Whitchurch 0 2
Gulworthy 0 1
Lamerton 0 2
Lanehead 0 2
Sampford Spiney 0 2
Newbridge 0 2
Horrabridge 0 2
Gunnislake 0 2
Morwellham 0 2
Marytavy 0 4
Horndon 0 2
Sydenham Damerel 0 2
Buckland Monachorum 0 2
Calstock 0 2
Yelverton 0 1
Brentor 0 1
Petertavy 0 2
Milton Abbot 0 2
Bere Alston 0 2
Walkhampton 0 2