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Meavy is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Devon. Meavy forms part of the district of West Devon. It lies a mile or so east of Yelverton. The River Meavy runs near the village. For administrative purposes the parish is grouped with the parishes of Sheepstor and Walkhampton to form Burrator Parish Council, and for electoral purposes it is grouped with the same two parishes to form Burrator Ward.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Devon and Cornwall|
Other names by which Meavy, Devon has been known in the past
Mew ~ Mew The ~ The Meavy ~ The Mew
Meavy, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Meavy, par. and vil., Devon, on river Meavy, 6m. SE. of Tavistock, 3289 ac., pop. 284; P.O.; is a resort of anglers; remains exist of an old mansion, which was the residence of Sir Francis Drake; the river Meavy (or Mew) rises in Dartmoor, and flows 13 m. SE. to the Plym.
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