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Tavistock is a town in Devon, England, 24 kilometres (14.9 mi) north of Plymouth. Tavistock is a market town in West Devon, England on the River Tavy. 11,018 people live there. It was in existence in the year 961, when the Abbey of Tavistock was founded by a rich Anglo-Saxon nobleman. The most famous person from Tavistock is Sir Francis Drake.
Tavistock is on the edge of Dartmoor, on the A386 road. In the centre of the town is Bedford Square, around which are St Eustachius's Church and the ruins of the Abbey, the Town Hall, and the Pannier Market buildings behind the Town Hall.
- Office for National Statistics (2001), 2001 Census, statistics for Tavistock Parish, Office for National Statistics
- Turner, Michael (2005). In Drake's Wake - The Early Voyages. Paul Mould Publishing. .