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Bovey Tracey, Devon

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Bovey Tracey, Devon

Bovey Tracey is a small town in Devon, England, on the edge of Dartmoor, its proximity to which gives rise to the "slogan" used on the town's boundary signs, "The Gateway to the Moor". The locals just call the town "Bovey" (pronounced "Buvvy"). It is about 10 miles south-west of Exeter and lies on the A382 road, about half way between Newton Abbot and Moretonhampstead.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX8178
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01626

Other names by which Bovey Tracey, Devon has been known in the past

Bovey ~ Bovey South ~ South Bovey

Bovey Tracey, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bovey Tracey, par. and vil. with ry. sta. (Bovey), E. Devon, on river Wrey, 6 miles SE. of Moreton Hampstead, 7262 ac., pop. 2127; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; has extensive potteries.

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