Whitchurch Common

Common land located in Tavistock, Tavistock Hamlets and Whitchurch., West Devon, Devon.


Moorland located on west edge of Dartmoor, east of Tavistock.


Disputed and small part (reservoir) excluded. There are 2claims to rights of way and 1 claim to make an opening in fence adjoining common to give access on foot.

Owned by former Tavistock Rural District Council.

Final.Owner registered by application.


Sheep, cattle, horses.

Turbary (60) Common in Soil (46) Piscary(1)

Cross references contd. 194 and 210. Rights entrieswere disputed. The common in soil rights relate to 'stones'.


  • S193 common*
  • Minor roads
  • Footpaths
  • Other Roads

Other Notes

National Park - Dartmoor

Part lies within former Tavistock Urban District.


Land Data

Common Land Name Whitchurch Common
County Devon
District West Devon
Parish Tavistock, Tavistock Hamlets and Whitchurch.
TVG Reg # 86
Authority Devonshire
Area 185.83 hectares / 459.20 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 201
OS 100km Grid Square SX47
Easting 2500
Northing 738
OS Grid Ref 250000,73800
Min Contour 150
Max Contour 170
Median Elevation 160



Data recorded July, 1984. August, 1988.

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