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Oaklands bed and breakfast, B&B accommodation on the edge of Dartmoor - ideal for Bovey Tracey

Bovey Tracey - A Snapshot into its History

Bovey Tracey has a long and colourful history dating from the Saxon settlement times and was known as Boffa in about 500AD

The de Tracey’s were the old lords of the manor, and one of them, Sir William, who had a share in the murder of Thomas a Becket at Canterbury Cathedral in 1170, is said to have built the Parish church of St Peter, St Paul & St Thomas of Canterbury (which was dedicated to St Thomas) as a penance for his crime. The unbroken list of vicars dates from 1258.

de Tracey later added his name to the town and is said to have lived in the Manor House in East Street that was built about 1200. In 1260 Henry III granted the town a fair and Market Charter.

Discover Devon - unique, glorious, wild and wonderful, rich in history - a really special place...

Unique with two different coastlines - bare rugged cliffs, surf washed sands, white pebble beaches, stretches of golden sands, stunning resorts, hidden wooded estuaries and the Jurassic Coast - England's first natural World Heritage Site.

Wild and wonderful moorland - Dartmoor, in the south, embraces wild landscapes and picture postcard villages. Exmoor, lies in the north and combines breathtaking rugged coastline with wild heather moorland.

Rich in history and heritage - where you can step back in time and explore historic cities, or discover seafaring characters like Drake and Raleigh, the settings for novels by Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle, myths and legends

Some Useful Links...

Discover Devon.com

Dartmoor National Park Authority:

National Trust:

Golf In Devon

Devon Guild of Craftsmen:

Bovey Tracey Carnival:

Devon Wildlife Trust:

Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool:

The Contemporary Craft Fair:


Events on Dartmoor

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