Based upon work originally done by Jean Wans and Alex Mettler, Tavistock Local History Society has now transcribed the memorials in two of the four burial grounds of Tavistock: Abbey Chapel Yard (AC) and St. Eustachius Churchyard (EY)


As a free query service a volunteer will happily run a search for the names of people who may be named on these memorials and let you know if we have found a matching transcription. Details of that transcription and a plan with an approximate location of the memorial will be sent to you. 


Please bear in mind:


  • The memorials in Abbey Chapel Yard and St. Eustachius Churchyard feature dates between 1625 and 1893, but after 1834 burials were gradually taking place elsewhere in Tavistock. 

  • The memorials in AC and EY have almost all been moved from their original positions and we have no record of where the actual burial plots were. 

  • Transcriptions of the memorials in the later burial grounds (Dolvin Road and Plymouth Road Cemeteries) and those inside St. Eustachius Church will be included in this look-up service in the coming months, so if we can't find the details you were looking for please check again later.

  • Our volunteer searcher will reply as soon as possible but may be busy. We have tried to make these transcriptions as complete and accurate as possible but we can’t be held responsible for any errors or omissions. 


Please complete the form below and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Whether we are able to help you or not our society would be very pleased to receive stories about people and families originally from Tavistock for possible publication in our regular newsletters and to enrich our knowledge of Tavistock’s past. Please use our general contact form for more general queries.

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