Due to the extremely heavy snow and unsafe working conditions last week, West Devon Borough Council suspended some refuse and recycling collections on Thursday and Friday. The Council has decided that from Monday a normal refuse and recycling service will be reinstated and they are asking all residents to put out their collections as normal […]
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Mary Tavy is located on the western side of the Dartmoor National Park and is in the West Devon Local Authority area. It is an old mining village named after the 13th Century church of St. Mary’s and the River Tavy. Mary Tavy lies approximately 4 miles north east from Tavistock, 18 miles to Plymouth; two miles away is Brentor’s landmark church on a peak.
Mary Tavy nestles on the eastern side of the Cholwell valley leading to the River Tavy. The Parish of Mary Tavy is predominately made up of Blackdown and the old village of Mary Tavy but now includes the hamlets of Horndon, Zoar and Grendon. It is a scattered village that contains open moorland within its boundaries, and approaching south along the A386 you pass Gibbet Hill and the remains of Wheal Betsy in the moorland valley.
The A386 continues through the middle of Mary Tavy and adjacent to the road is the village recreation field and the village hall, The Coronation Hall. To the west of the A386 lies the area called Blackdown. This area is now mainly residential, but has evidence of the old railway line which runs adjacent to the River Burn.
To the east of the A386, turning left at the War Memorial down Bal Lane lie the remains of Wheal Friendship. Continuing down Bal Lane just past the Horndon turning is the Village School. This area is known as old Mary Tavy – rather than Blackdown and it contains one of the village’s thatched cottages. Further west adjacent to Cholwell Brook is the village’s 13th century Parish Church, Mary St. Tavy.
Past the Church at the end of the lane is the Hydro Electric Power Station, which is powered by water taken from the River Tavy and the old mine leat. This lane used to be the thoroughfare between Mary Tavy and its neighbouring village Peter Tavy but is now a bridle path which runs adjacent to the River Tavy
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On Saturday 12th August at 9am; Beating the Bounds will be setting off from St. Mary’s Church. Please register on the form attached below and return to email@example.com or we’re afraid you won’t be able to participate on the this fantastic day out. The route has been split into three sections. Full boundary. Starting and […]
While most parishioners will be familiar with the arrangements for our Ceremony of Remembrance MTPC would like to ensure that the proceedings are smoothly and effectively carried out to the appropriate timescale. Please open the attachment for the timetable for the Ceremony of Remembrance on Sunday 11th November 2018.
It’s Panto season!!! Oh no it’s not, oh yes it is!!!! Mary Tavy Drama Group are proud to announce the dates for this years epic Pantomime Sleeping Beauty. The dates & times are Thursday 17th Dec 7.30pm, Friday 18th Dec 7.00pm, Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Tickets available from the Mary Tavy Post Office & Stores. Hope to […]
The now annual community FREE Bonfire Night is being held at the Recreation Ground on Sunday 4th November, with FIREWORKS to MUSIC! It’s going to be ‘The Greatest Show’! Night starts 5pm. Bring some cash for the Beer Tent, Hog Roast, Skittles, Glow Products and endless cups of Tea Coffee and cakes in the Coronation […]
Mary Tavy Parish Council were recently awarded a grant of £1,249 from the Town & Parishes fund. The money has now been used to purchase a Public Access Defibrillator for the village. Located on the outside wall of Mary Tavy PO &Stores the device is available to anyone who has need of it.Mary Tavy Parish […]
Notice is hereby given that the Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the Coronation Hall, (Bar Area, enter through Polling Door) Mary Tavy on Wednesday 10th April 2019. The meeting will commence at 6.30pm and end no later than 7.30pm. The Parish Meeting is an opportunity for parishioners of Mary Tavy to raise […]
The Parish Council in Partnership with the Jubilee Group are organising a ‘Litter Pick’ starting and finishing at the Coronation Hall. If you’re inetrested in cleaning up the place where you live e-mail- http://firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the FREE phone number 08455193812. The Pick starts at 2pm and ends at 5pm, with tea and cakes for all […]
VACANCY FOR A PARISH CLERK MARY TAVY PARISH COUNCIL invite applications for the post of Part-time Parish Clerk The Parish Clerk role is an interesting and varied post, working mainly from home, supporting an active, vibrant, community-focused parish council. An effective Clerk is recognized as an essential element of a successful council. The Clerk’s duties […]