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  Tavistock. Who is Tavistock? What is Tavistock? Where is Tavistock? Definition of Tavistock. Meaning of Tavistock.
Tavistock is a town in Devon, England, lying on the River Tavy on the edge of Dartmoor.
The town still possesses the remains of a Benedictine abbey, which was founded in 974 AD by Ordulph, the Earl of Devonshire.
Tavistock is twinned with the German town of Celle and the French town of Pontivy.
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 Stannary - Iridis Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The powers and influence of the Stannary Parliament and Stannary Courts preceded the drastic reduction in tin mining in Cornwall and Dartmoor, Devon, that occurred during the twentieth century.
The stannary courts of Devonshire and Cornwall, existed for the administration of justice among the tinners therein, they were also courts of record.
A stannary town is one of the four towns which elect Stannators, Members of Stannary Parliament, for the surrounding area.
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 Stannary town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A stannary town is, historically, the administrative centre of a tin -mining district, from where the sale and export of the mined tin was arranged.
There are many such towns in the traditional tin-mining regions of Devon and Cornwall in the South West of England, although, as the market for tin has declined considerably over the past century, very few of them still serve this purpose.
Traditionally, stannary towns had the right to representation in Devon and Cornwall's Stannary Parliaments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stannary_town   (114 words)

 Chagford - Devon Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Chagford is one of the original four Stannary Towns of Devon, where tinners brought their hard won metal for assay and stamping.
The town is a thriving community with many shops (thirty-four retail shops, a post office, two banks, four public houses, two churches, one chapel) and excellent leisure facilities, including an open air swimming pool - the largest in Devon (open daily from May - September 2pm to 5.45 pm).
Chagford is a traditional moorland town, lying snugly in the shelter of a wooded hillside.
www.indevon.com /towns/chagford/chagford.html   (649 words)

 Ashburton - Devon Online
The town's past rise prosperity was based on two local industries, the mining of tin and subsequent designation as a Stannary Town and the supply of wool.
The town was designated as one of Devon's four Stannary Towns, as early as 1285.
A Stannary Town was of great economic importance, controlling the quality and distribution of tin produced from the local landscape.
www.devon-online.com /towns/ashburton/ashburton.html   (852 words)

 Cornwall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The revival of the Cornish language in the 20th century has boosted Cornish cultural identity, and although currently less than 0.1% of the population speak it fluently, it is taught in many schools and used in religious and civic ceremonies.
Football and Cricket are played more, with most villages and towns having clubs, but it is Rugby that captures the imagination and when the Cornish rugby team go to play in the county championships everyone in the county takes big notice of the events.
This is a list of the main towns and cities in the county; for a complete list of settlements see list of places in Cornwall.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cornwall   (3080 words)

 Plympton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was originally an ancient stannary town and an important trading centre for locally-mined tin.
It was also a port, until the River Plym silted up and the sea trade moved down the river to Plymouth.
Plympton still has its own town centre (called the Ridgeway), and is itself an amalgamation of several villages, including St Mary's, St Maurice, Colebrook, Woodford, Boringdon, Newnham, Langage and Chaddlewood.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plympton   (114 words)

 GENUKI: Devonshire, Ashburton
By a charter of Edward III., granted in 1328, Ashburton was constituted a stannary town.
The town, which is well paved, and lighted with gas, is situated about a mile from the river Dart, in the midst of a rich mineral district, and is within the bounds of the Duchy of Cornwall.
It was formerly the seat of the Stannary Court.
genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk /DEV/Ashburton/Gaz1868.html   (782 words)

 LOSTWITHIEL - LoveToKnow Article on LOSTWITHIEL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
By an undated charter still preserved with the corporation's muniments he surrendered to the burgesses all the liberties given them by his predecessors (antecessores) when they founded the town.
Lower down it receives the Dourdou de Bozouls (or du Nord) on the left and on the right the Cele above Cahors (department of Lot), which is situated on a peninsula skirted by one of the river's many windings.
Villeneuve-sur-Lot (department of Lot-et-Garonne) is the only town of any importance between this point and its mouth.
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The Abbey was very considerably damaged and burnt in 997 AD by Vikings who had sailed up the River Tamar from what is now Plymouth and had reached as far inland as the Saxon town of Lydford, before turning southwards to Tavistock.
in the town was granted in 1105 by King Henry I; the Market has been in operation since that date and contributes greatly to the lively nature and prosperity of Tavistock.
The present building housing the Market was provided in 1850 by the 7th Duke of Bedford, who also arranged the construction of the still existing canal from the River Tavy in the centre of Tavistock to the River Tamar, for the purpose of transporting mineral ores especially of copper.
www.palmer-associates.co.uk /tavistock/history.htm   (414 words)

 Definition of Devon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Stannary authority exceeded English law, and because this authority applied to part time miners (eg tin streamers) as well as full time miners the stannary parliament had significant power.
The landscape of the south coast consists of rolling hills dotted with small towns, such as Dartmouth, Salcombe, Totnes etc. The towns of Torquay and Paignton are the principal seaside resorts on the south coast.
The city of Plymouth, and the conurbation of Torbay (including the towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham) are now unitary authorities separate from Devon for the purposes of local government.
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 Eastern Cornwall Tour - King Arthur and Gardens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
While the religious establishments were bringing prosperity to the area until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 17th century, tin mining on Bodmin Moor had gained in importance economically and Bodmin became a Stannary town (local tin was brought here to be weighed and stamped before being made into ingots).
Although the town has some fine buildings like the 15th century Trinity Church, the real attractions are horticultural: the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.
It was another Stannary town and its position at the most inland tidal point of the River Fowey made it accessible to cargo ships until spoil from tin mines washed down and silted up the river.
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 Plympton - An Ancient Town Somewhere In Devon
The old part of the town, Plympton St Maurice, is very picturesque as it survives from the days when it was an important trading centre for locally mined Tin, and a bustling port, (before the river silted up and the sea trade moved to Plymouth).
The town has a lot of history, being the birthplace and residence of the world renowned artist, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and three of his proteges.
In 1999, the town hosted a 6 day music festival at Newnham Park, which was in celebration of the Total Eclipse that occurred on August 11th.
www.plympton.info /plympton.htm   (589 words)

 Tavistock plus hotel, Cottage, Camping and self-catering accommodation, Devon, England.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
One of England’s greatest heroes, Sir Francis Drake, was born on the borders of Tavistock in 1542 and baptised in the parish church.
Tavistock became a stannary town — the administrative centre for the tin-mining industry based on Dartmoor.
The abbey was devastated in the 16th century during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and all that remains are three gates, part of the church cloister, a dining hall and a tower.
www.westcountrylinks.co.uk /map/tavistock.htm   (377 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
During the history of the stannaries, the Parliament was convened infrequently and usually at the behest of the Lord Warden, who supervises the stannaries, along with the vice-warden of the stannaries.
Lostwithiel was formerly the capital of the Duchy of Cornwall and the remains of the thirteenth century stannary offices are still extant in the town.
Supporters of the stannaries claim, not unreasonably, that although the stannary courts and parliament were embodied in the activities of the tin miners, they were in fact the incarnation of ancient Celtic traditions of the Cornish people.
www.pjsymes.com.au /articles/Private02.htm   (2600 words)

 BBC - Devon Discovering Devon - Home town - Ashburton tour
John Germon was born and bred in the stannary town of Ashburton.
As Town Clerk John is very involved with his community - especially at carnival time - and he's an expert on the history of the town.
The town's past prosperity is based on tin mining and the woollen industry.
www.bbc.co.uk /devon/discovering/hometown/ashburton.shtml   (620 words)

 A History of Truro, Cornwall
From the 14th century Truro was a stannary town.
This was done in towns called Stannary towns (from the Latin word for tin stannum).
In 1838 Truro ceased to be a Stannary town but the port continued to flourish.
www.localhistories.org /truro.html   (590 words)

 Chagford - Background Information
The town is an unusual combination of old and new, with its narrow streets and thatched houses, as well as its lively community and comprehensive range of shops and facilities.
The town is off the main routes that circuit the edge of the moor and this comparative isolation has built a community which is quite self-contained and virtually self-sufficient.
A Stannary town was where miners bought their tin for weighing and valuing.
www.roundash.com /background.htm   (716 words)

 Liskeard Town Council
An ancient Stannary and market town conveniently located in the heart of South East Cornwall, Liskeard is the administrative centre of the Caradon District.
The hidden coves and resorts of the beautiful south Cornish coast are easily reached by road or rail, whilst to the north of the town lies the vast rugged expanse of remote Bodmin Moor.
The town has a wealth of cultural, arts, musical, sports and other societies many of which stage regular events, performances and exhibitions in the town.
www.users.zetnet.co.uk /liskeard/Pages/about.htm   (377 words)

 Our Tours
The first port of call is Ashburton, an ancient stannary town.
A stannary town is where the tin miners sent the tin ingot to be stamped with the owners name.
This is the only town of its size and also the wettest in England.
www.dartmoortours.co.uk /tours.php   (654 words)

 Holiday Home Page
Chagford is an ancient stannary town situated on the eastern slopes of Dartmoor, the largest national park in the South-West of England.
Dating from prehistoric settlement, during the middle ages Chagford was one of four stannary towns serving tin mines on Dartmoor.
The village lies 25 miles from the county town of Exeter and 28 miles across Dartmoor to the naval town of Plymouth.
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 This is The West Country | CommuniGate | Stannary Brass Band of Tavistock
Stannary Brass Band was honoured to have Plymouth Area Police Choir as their guests and thank them for their part in making the evening an enjoyable occasion..
The band is fortunate to have a thriving group of learners, mainly children, to whom the band tries to give every encouragement to become its players of the future.
Stannary Brass Band players, with M.D. Peter Jones, are seen marching along Plymouth Road, Tavistock.
www.communigate.co.uk /twc/stannarybrassbandoftavistock/index.phtml   (907 words)

 TEIGNBRIDGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Nudging Dartmoor, this ancient stannary town is the ideal location for exploring the National Park, south Devon's seaside resorts, towns and attractions.
The Lawn, running through the town centre is an ideal place to sit and admire the colourful flower displays and the many species of waterfowl and rare Australian Black Swans, which have made their home on Dawlish Water.
The town is a working port too, with shipyards and fish quay and, across the estuary, the pretty village of Shaldon and beach at Ness Cove.
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 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The magnificent parish church dedicated to St Thomas the Martyr appears to have been built as a penance for Sir William de Tracey's part in the murder of Thomas a Becket.
Chagford : An original stannary town, Chagford contains a wealth of granite buildings dating from the medieval period until the 19th century.
Tavistock : Another old stannary town, it was once at the centre of the world's copper industry.
www.discoverdartmoor.com /news_article_5.htm   (790 words)

 Stannary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For stannary courts or stannary parliaments in Cornwall and Devon, see Stannary Courts and Parliaments
For stannary as something pertaining to tin or tin mining, see Tin.
This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stannary   (95 words)

 News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ashburton has origins in Saxon times and has been a stannary town since 1305 when Dartmoor tin was brought to the town to test its quality.
Explore this small town on the north eastern slopes of the central granite mass of Dartmoor.
The western gate to Dartmoor and old stannary town that was once the centre of the world’s major copper producing area.
www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk /dnp/news/nr100401.html   (816 words)

 Stannary town - Result for Stannary town - Meaning of Stannary town - Definition of Stannary town - Dictionary of ...
There are many such towns in the traditional tin-mining regions of Devon and Cornwall in the South West England South West of England, although, as the market for tin has declined considerably over the past century, very few of them still serve this purpose.
Traditionally, stannary towns had the right to representation in Devon and Cornwall's Stannary Parliament s.
There you find a list of all editors and the possibility to edit the original text of the article Stannary town.
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 Country Life : House Hunting Guides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The farmers' market is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday morning every month in Bedford Square, in front of the town hall and has a regular selection of everything from local jams and preserves to local-caught fish.
Tavistock was also granted a license to be a Stannary town in 1305, which allowed for miners to have their tin officially assayed before sale.
However one of the advantages of looking for a property in the area is that in Devon there is no particular town or village which is 'the one' which means that people settle in many pretty villages and towns, but there is not a demand for one more than another.
www.countrylife.co.uk /prprop/proped/tavistock.php   (880 words)

 Ashburton, Devon, England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It was formerly important as a stannary town (a centre for the administration of tin -mining).
During the English Civil War, Ashburton was a temporary refuge for Royalist troops fleeing after their defeat by General Fairfax at nearby Bovey Tracey[?].
My brother couldn't know it would opened the folded paper with a trembling hand, and spread it on the after being written on, was much blotted and stained, and the ink and the young fisherman made out together, after much re-reading and writing had become clearer to him.
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