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Coordinates: 50°27′04″N 4°10′34″W / 50.45097, -4.17621
Bere Ferrers
Bere Ferrers - geograph.org.uk - 39065
Bere Ferrers leading down to the River Tavy



Devon UK location map
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Bere Ferrers

Red pog.svg Bere Ferrers shown within Devon
Population 3,066 (2001)
OS grid reference SX4563
Parish Bere Ferrers
District West Devon
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YELVERTON
Postcode district PL20
Dialling code 01822
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Torridge and West Devon
List of places: UK • England • Devon


Bere Ferrers, sometimes called Beerferris, is a village and civil parish on the Bere peninsula in West Devon in the English county of Devon. It has a population of 3,066,[1] and is located to the north of Plymouth, on the west bank of the River Tavy. Bere Ferrers railway station on the Tamar Valley Line is nearby.

Parish churchEdit

The church of St Andrew has the oldest Stained-glass window in Devon, excepting Exeter Cathedral; it is 600 years old. The building was probably built at various times between 1290 and 1340; it is recorded that an archpresbytery was founded here in 1333 and the north transept appears to be the earliest part of the church while the south aisle is the latest, perhaps 15th century. Features of interest include the Norman font, an unusual altar stone, benches having benchends carved with traceried arches, and an early medieval monument to a knight and lady (probably of the de Ferrariis family). In the church are two other monuments: another recess with effigy of a knight, and a tomb chest of the 1520s, perhaps for Lord Willoughby de Broke (d. 1522).[2] The church saw the death, in 1821, of the antiquarian draughtsman Charles Alfred Stothard who was killed on falling while making a tracing from a window: his tombstone is in the churchyard.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : West Devon Retrieved 29 January 2010
  2. ^ Pevsner, N. (1952) South Devon. Penguin Books; pp. 47-48

External links Edit


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